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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCHSET] workqueue: implement concurrency managed workqueue

* Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 01 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > My main worry is that in practice workqueues arent all that performance
> > critical - so we are shooting to optimize something that doesnt
> > necessarily use all the potential goodness inherent in this approach.
>
> Well, the main problem with the current code is that per-cpu
> workqueues are way abused. I don't look at this patchset from a
> performance point of view, but rather a way to limit this huge number
> of idle and pointless threads. [...]

I do look at it as a potentially (and primarily) big performance feature
- if only it was utilized in a place where the performance aspect
mattered.

Sure, the memory savings are nice too.

Ingo


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