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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....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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