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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] fastboot: Asynchronous function calls to speed up kernel boot
On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 20:05:26 +0100
Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:

> Surely the thread should die again boot up? On module load
> synchronisity is usually not a problem.

sadly that's not correct in practice based on the fast boot work we've
done.

>
> Personally I think it would be better to make this more generic.
> Various subsystems have thread pool implementations now,

sort of kinda. If a good one appears I'd be happy to build on top of
that, assuming it's generic enough.

> and this
> is just another variant that except for the sequence stuff
> isn't all that much different. So it would be better to have
> a generic worker thread manager that just supports these
> barriers too.

... or maybe think about seeing this system as exactly that thread
manager?


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