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SubjectRe: Please revert 5adc55da4a7758021bcc374904b0f8b076508a11 (PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE)


On Tue, 8 May 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:
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> Let's revert it, and I'll then send a new patch containing only the
> PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE removal.

I really don't want to revert that removal. If somebody wants to resurrect
a part of the patch that has nothing to do with PCI, in order to do it for
some other bus, just send that as a patch (not as a revert). But no, I'm
not going to revert that patch.

And no, we should not do it at the device core level. In fact, I don't
think we should do it at that level at all.

I'm pretty sure that the performance problems are at individual device
drivers, and that the right solution is to thread at *that* level. Not
higher up.

Threading at the bus level just inevitably means things like random
numbers for devices depending on some timing/scheduling issue. That's
nasty.

Threading at a driver level still does that (ie individual disks may be
attached in some order that depends on how fast they are to respond), but
in a much more controlled fashion, and only for drivers that explicitly
say that they can do it.

Linus
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