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SubjectRe: workqueue thing
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On Wed, 2009-12-23 at 01:13 -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On 12/23/2009 01:02 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > One key thing i havent seen in this discussion are actual measurements. I
> > think a lot could be decided by simply testing this patch-set, by looking at
> > the hard numbers: how much faster (or slower) did a particular key workload
> > get before/after these patches.
>
> We are dealing with situations where drivers are using workqueues to
> provide a sleep-able context, and trying to solve problems related to that.

So why are threaded interrupts not considered? Isn't the typical atomic
context of drivers the IRQ handler?



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