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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Convert all tasklets to workqueues

* Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com> wrote:

> > remember, these changes have been in use in -rt for a while. there's
> > reason to believe that they aren't going to cause drastic problems.
>
> Since I've been working with -rt (~2 years now I think) it's clear
> that the number of testers of the patch isn't all that high compared
> to the stable kernel . [...]

You havent been watching it too closely i guess :-) The -rt kernel often
pops up regressions before mainline does, especially when it comes to
arcane hardware often used by embedded vendors [ =B-) ]. It even
triggers certain high-end scalability and race bugs before the mainline
kernel does, due to its unique scheduling behavior.

So yes, -rt obviously does not have as wide of a tester basis as the
mainline kernel (but it's by no means small), it nevertheless has a
tester base that is partly orthogonal to the mainline kernel.

Furthermore, -rt has a wide enough tester base for it to know that if
something has not caused problems in it for years is certainly at least
a good indicator that something isnt going to cause drastic problems ...
which was the point to begin with.

Ingo
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