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    SubjectRe: [patch] Voluntary Kernel Preemption, 2.6.12-rc4-mm2
    On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 03:21:05PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > this patch (ontop of the current -mm scheduler patchset plus the
    > previous 2 patches from me) adds a new preemption model: 'Voluntary
    > Kernel Preemption'. The 3 models can be selected from a new menu:
    > (X) No Forced Preemption (Server)
    > ( ) Voluntary Kernel Preemption (Desktop)
    > ( ) Preemptible Kernel (Low-Latency Desktop)
    > we still default to the stock (Server) preemption model.
    > Voluntary preemption works by adding a cond_resched()
    > (reschedule-if-needed) call to every might_sleep() check.

    I still disagree with this one violently. If you want a cond_resched()
    add it where nessecary, but don't hide it behind might_sleep - there
    could be quite a lot might_sleeps in common codepathes and they should
    stay purely a debug aid.

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