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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Run timers as softirqs, not tasklets
    On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 06:20:11PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
    > Seems to me that the timer code is attempting to replicate the softirq
    > characteristics at the tasklet level, which is a little pointless. This
    > patch converts timers to be a first-class softirq citizen.
    > Ingo, was there a reason you didn't do it this way to begin with?

    I wrote that part of smptimers to run the per-CPU lists from per-CPU
    tasklets while porting Ingo's code to 2.5 and Ingo just included it.
    At that time, it didn't seem necessary to use up a softirq vector
    when it could be easily done using tasklets.

    However it should work fine with softirqs too.

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