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SubjectRe: workqueue thing

On 12/23/2009 05:01 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> At least as far as i'm concerned, i'd like to see actual uses. It's a big
> linecount increase all things considered:
> 20 files changed, 2783 insertions(+), 660 deletions(-)
> and you say it _wont_ help performance/scalability (this aspect
> wasnt clear to me from previous discussions),

I'm just not sure how it would turn out. I guess it would be an
overall win under loaded situations due to lowered cache footprint but
I don't think it will be anything which would stand out.

> so the (yet to be seen) complexity reduction in other code ought to
> be worth it.

Sure, fair enough but there's also a different side. It'll allow much
easier implementation of things like in-kernel media presence polling
(I have some code for this but it's still just forming) and
per-device. It gives a much easier tool to extract concurrency and
thus opens up new possibilities.

So, anyways, alright, I'll go try some conversions.

Happy holidays.


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