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SubjectRe: + sched-use-tasklet-to-call-balancing.patch added to -mm tree
On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> Per-CPU tasklets are equivalent to softirqs, with extra complexity and
> overhead ontop of it :-)
>
> so please just introduce a rebalance softirq and attach the scheduling
> rebalance tick to it. But i'd suggest to re-test on the 4096-CPU box,
> maybe what 'fixed' your workload was the global serialization of the
> tasklet. With a per-CPU softirq approach we are i think back to the same
> situation that broke your system before.

What broke the system was the disabling of interrupts over long time
periods during load balancing.

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