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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Run timers as softirqs, not tasklets

    On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Dipankar Sarma wrote:

    > 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.

    i think a separate timer softirq is justified, timers are important


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