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SubjectRe: [PATCH] v3 RCU: the bloatwatch edition
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009 00:36:05 +0200
Ingo Molnar <> wrote:

> Andrew, what do you think?

I'm really struggling to see how the 900-odd bytes saved justifies
creating (yet another) variant of core kernel machinery.

> A worry is yet another RCU variant - we already have 3.

That would make four?

I wonder if that was sane of us.

> A trick we could use would be to put it into Documentation/rcu/,
> linked in via some clever Makefile magic and only usable if a
> ultra-embedded developer does a build with something like
> CONFIG_RCU_TINY=y. That way there's no real maintenance and testing
> overhead.
> It _does_ have documentation value beyond the ~900 bytes: it's the
> simplest and smallest possible still-working UP RCU implementation
> so it would be easy to teach RCU concepts via that, gradually.


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