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SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:41:35AM +0100, Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
> wrote:
> > > It's a useful patch for anyone, who needs good latencies now, but it's
> > > still a quick&dirty solution. Preempt offers a clean solution for a
> > > certain part of the problem, as it's possible to cleanly localize the
> > > needed changes for preemption (at least for UP). That means the ll patch
> > > becomes smaller and future work on ll becomes simpler, since a certain
> >
> > That is exactly what Andrew Morton disputes. So why do you think he is
> > wrong?
> Please explain, what do you mean?

I mean, that these conversations are not very useful if you don't
read what the other people write.
Here's a prior response by Andrew to a post by you.

>From Sat Jan 12 13:15:22 2002
Roman Zippel wrote:
> Andrew's patch requires constant audition and Andrew can't audit all
> drivers for possible problems. That doesn't mean Andrew's work is
> wasted, since it identifies problems, which preempting can't solve, but
> it will always be a hunt for the worst cases, where preempting goes for
> the general case.


I've heard this so many times, and it just ain't so. The overwhelming
majority of problem areas are inside locks. All the complexity and
maintainability difficulties to which you refer exist in the preempt
patch as well. There just is no difference.

> bye, Roman

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.

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