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SubjectRe: Alan Cox quote?
Larry McVoy writes:
> Great, then we are in violent agreement on the single abstraction.
> On the second part, I stand by my previous statements that threads or
> processes should be used sparingly.
>
> All I'm doing is trying to counter all the "threads are great" hype.
> This is a pretty intelligent pile of people but there are also a fair
> number of people who read this list looking for nuggets of information.
> If they walk away going "(a) Linux has a cool threading model, and
> (b) I should only use threads if I absolutely have to do so and even
> then if there are more than there are CPUs I'm probably making a
> mistake", if they get that message, that's a good thing, IMHO.

New FAQ entry: http://www.tux.org/lkml/#s7-21

Yeah, it's probably a bit harsh :-)

Regards,

Richard....
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