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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] 3.0.4-rt13
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On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 09:33 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>
> > I'm very definitely missing sirq threads from the wakeup latency POV.
> >
> > (Other things are muddying the water, eg. rcu boost, if wired up and
> > selected always ramming boosted threads through the roof instead of
> > configured boost prio.. etc etc, but this definitely improves my latency
> > woes a lot)
> >
> > This is a giant step backward from "let's improve abysmal throughput",
> > so I'm wondering if anyone has better ideas.
>
> One of the problems we have are the signal based timers (posix-timer,
> itimer).

That's the biggest part of my jitter troubles.

> We really want to move the penalty for those into the context
> of the thread/process to which those timers belong. The trick is to
> just note the expiry of a timer and wake up the target which has to
> deal with the real work in his own context and on his own
> account. That's rather simple for thread bound signals, but has a lot
> of implications with process wide ones. Though it should be doable and
> I'd rather see that solved than hacking around with the split softirqs

That definitely sounds like a better idea.. for someone who thoroughly
understands signals.

> > WRT below: "fixes" are dinky, this is not...
> >
> > sched, rt, sirq: resurrect sirq threads for RT_FULL
> >
> > Not-signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
>
> Not-that-delighted: tglx

Ditto.

-Mike



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