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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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