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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Convert all tasklets to workqueues
Am 25.06.2007 19:06 schrieb Steven Rostedt:
> On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 18:50 +0200, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
>> The Siemens Gigaset ISDN base driver uses tasklets in its isochronous
>> data paths. [...]
>> Does that qualify as performance sensitive for the purpose of this
>> discussion?
> Actually, no. 16ms, even 8ms is an incredible amount of time. Unless
> you have a thread that is running at a higher priority than the thread
> that handles the work queue performing the task, you would have no
> problems making that deadline.

Ok, I'm reassured. I'll look into converting these to a work queue
then, although I can't promise when I'll get around to it.

In fact, if these timing requirements are so easy to meet, perhaps
it doesn't even need its own work queue, and just making each
tasklet into a work item and queueing them to the global queue
with schedule_work() would do? Or am I getting too reckless now?


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