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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ktimers subsystem 2.6.14-rc2-kt5

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> why you insist on ktimers being 'process timers'?

Because they are optimized for process usage. OTOH kernel usage is more
than just "timeouts".

> so to answer your question: it is totally possible for a watchdog
> mechanism to use ktimers. In fact it would be desirable from a
> robustness POV too:

"possible" and "desirable" is still different from "preferable", as they
involve a higher cost.

> e.g. we dont want a watchdog from being
> overload-able via too many timeouts in the timer wheel ...

Please explain.

bye, Roman
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