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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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