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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] create workqueue threads only when needed
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On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 21:19 -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 08:37:41 +1100
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > > I don't know, most of those I've looked on are not documented about
> > > the reason for a private workqueue. I guess most of them can use
> > > the usual kevent.
> >
> > The main problem with kevent is that it gets clogged up.
> >
> > That's were thread pools kick in ... tried using Dave Howells slow
> > work ?
>
> async function calls are pretty much the same and actually in mainlinme.
> Dave Howells stuff in addition plays some extremely weird refcounting
> games that I cannot imagine anyone but him needing...

I missed that new shinny stuff, I'll have a look.

Cheers,
Ben.



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