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    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 ;)


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