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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] fastboot: Asynchronous function calls to speed up kernel boot
    On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:49:46 +0100 Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:

    > >
    > > > 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?
    >
    > I'm not sure it's generic enough.

    There's appreciable overlap with David Howells's "slow work" thread
    pool thingy. If either of those was generic enough, the other would
    go away.


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