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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/8] Convert the RCU tasklet into a softirq


    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 03:36:34PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > > I believe this was originally done by Dipankar Sarma. I pulled these
    > > changes from the -rt kernel.
    > >
    > > For better preformance, RCU should use a softirq instead of a
    > > tasklet.
    >
    > Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
    > Tested-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
    >
    > Tested with both kernbench and rcutorture on i386, x86_64, and ppc64.

    Btw, are there any numbers on this? Is this whole thing actually
    noticeable?

    Linus
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