lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Sep]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: 2.4.10pre7aa1
On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> > My problem with this appropech is just that we use kernel threads for
> > more and more stuff - always creating new ones. I think at some point
> > they will sum up badly.
>
> They almost only costs memory. I also don't like unnecessary kernel
> threads but I can see usefulness for this one, OTOH as you said the
> latency of the wait_for_rcu isn't very critical but usually I prefer to
> save cycles with memory where I can and where it's even cleaner to do so.

I can't quite remember if it was Linus or Larry who said:

"Threads are for people who don't understand state machines"


If you cannot make your code clean without adding another
thread, it's probably a bad sign ;)

cheers,

Rik
--
IA64: a worthy successor to i860.

http://www.surriel.com/ http://distro.conectiva.com/

Send all your spam to aardvark@nl.linux.org (spam digging piggy)

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:03    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans