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SubjectRe: Tasklets vs. Task Queues for Deferred Processing
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> I have read in the O'Reilly linux device drivers
> book that tasklets always run in interrupt time. Also, I guess the only
> task_queue that is in process context is the scheduler task queue. I've
> seen in a few places that task queues are on their way out and tasklets
> are being used instead. Is this completely true?

All true. If you're developing for 2.4, you can use schedule_task() and
life will be OK. For 2.5, you really want to use work queues instead; see
http://lwn.net/Articles/23634/ for a description of how to do that.

jon

Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor, LWN.net
corbet@lwn.net
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