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    SubjectRe: [linux-audio-dev] low-latency scheduling patch for 2.4.0
    "David S. Miller" wrote:
    > 2) It affects only code which can burn a lot of cpu without
    > scheduling. Compare this to schemes which make the kernel
    > fully pre-emptable, causing _EVERYONE_ to pay the price of
    > low-latency....

    Is there necessarily a price? Kernel preemption can make io-bound code
    go faster by allowing a blocked task to start running again immediately
    on io completion. As things are now, the task will have to wait for
    whatever might be happening in the kernel to complete.

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