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SubjectRe: (reiserfs) Re: More on 2.2.18pre2aa2
On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 04:44:21PM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Michael T. Babcock wrote:
>
> >Considering there are a lot of people still using 2.0.x because they find it
> >more stable than the 2.2.x series, doesn't it make sense to give this
> >scalability to people who are already running SMP boxes on 2.2.x and who may
> >decide to use ReiserFS?
>
> Note that the thing isn't specific to reiserfs. All fs and networking (not
> firewalling) would benfit from that.

networking does it for a few kernel releases now, and it was a big
improvement in some benchmarks (probably not that much on real world
load)


>
> My point is that it's more productive to solve the last 2.4.x troubles
> (that still corrupts d'Itri's fs in test8) than to try to achieve better
> scalability performance with 2.2.x 8).

Given, but adding the unlock_kernel() does not really need much effort,
it is a very cheap (programmer time wise) optimization.

-Andi
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