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SubjectRe: Preempt? (was Re: Cannot enable DMA on SATA drive (SCSI-libsata, VIA SATA))
On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 23:59, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> The moral of the story is not to use preempt, as it
> * potentially hides long latency code paths
> * potentially introduces bugs, as we've seen with net stack and many
> other pieces of code
> * is simply not needed, if all code paths are fixed

That's a pretty big if. If you require low latency now as opposed to
Real Soon Now then preempt is the only option.


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