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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Convert all tasklets to workqueues

    On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > I just want to state that tasklets served their time well. But it's time
    > to give them an honorable discharge. So lets get rid of tasklets and
    > given them a standing salute as they leave :-)

    Well, independently of whether we actually discharge them or not, I do
    tend to always like things that split independent concepts up (whether
    they then end up being _implemented_ independently of each other or not is
    a separate issue).

    So patches 1-4 all look fine to me. In fact, 5 looks ok too.

    Whether we actually then want to do 6 is another matter. I think we'd need
    some measuring and discussion about that.

    I'm absolutely 100% sure that we do *not* want to be in a situation where
    we have two different implementations of tasklets, and just keep the
    CONFIG variable and let people just choose one or the other.

    So imnsho doing #6 is really something that makes sense only in a "let's
    measure this and decide which implementation is actually the better one",
    _not_ in the sense of merging it into the standard kernel and letting them
    fight it out in the long run.

    But I'd happily merge 1-4 regardless after 2.6.22 is out.

    Leaving patch 6 as a "only makes sense after we actually have some numbers
    about it", and patch 5 is a "could go either way" as far as I'm concerned
    (ie I could merge it together with the 1-4 series, but I think it's
    equally valid to just see it as a companion to 6).

    Does that make sense to people?

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