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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Convert all tasklets to workqueues
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On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 00:44 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com> wrote:
>
> > > remember, these changes have been in use in -rt for a while. there's
> > > reason to believe that they aren't going to cause drastic problems.
> >
> > Since I've been working with -rt (~2 years now I think) it's clear
> > that the number of testers of the patch isn't all that high compared
> > to the stable kernel . [...]
>
> You havent been watching it too closely i guess :-) The -rt kernel often
> pops up regressions before mainline does, especially when it comes to
> arcane hardware often used by embedded vendors [ =B-) ]. It even
> triggers certain high-end scalability and race bugs before the mainline
> kernel does, due to its unique scheduling behavior.

Don't assume anything Ingo ;)

> So yes, -rt obviously does not have as wide of a tester basis as the
> mainline kernel (but it's by no means small), it nevertheless has a
> tester base that is partly orthogonal to the mainline kernel.
>
> Furthermore, -rt has a wide enough tester base for it to know that if
> something has not caused problems in it for years is certainly at least
> a good indicator that something isnt going to cause drastic problems ...
> which was the point to begin with.

As I said, it's a plus but not a silver bullet ? Are you saying I was
wrong ?

Daniel

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