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

    On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
    > The cafe_ccic (OLPC) camera driver uses a tasklet to move frames out of
    > the DMA buffers in the streaming I/O path. With this change in place,
    > I'd worry that the possibility of dropping frames would increase,
    > especially considering that (1) this is running on OLPC hardware, and
    > (2) there is typically a streaming video application running in user
    > space.
    > Obviously some testing is called for here. I will make an attempt to do
    > that testing, but the next few weeks involve some insane travel which
    > will make that hard. Stay tuned.


    Thanks for pointing this driver out. I'd greatly appreciate any report
    you give us regarding the effect of having the tasklet as a thread.

    -- Steve

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