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SubjectRe: [patch 1/3] net: serialize hrtimer callback in sched_cbq
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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:14:52 +0200

> On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 09:42 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> >
>> > Linus really hated the softirq mode, which is what prompted me to change
>> > that.
>> >
>> > Now, it might be he only hated the particular interface and the
>> > resulting code, but I think to remember he simply thought the whole
>> > thing daft.
>>
>> Yes. And I hated the bugs it had.
>>
>> Don't make something as core as timers any more complicated. Don't take
>> locks in timers and then complain about deadlocks. If your locking is
>> broken, don't make the core timers be idiotically broken.
>>
>> Because it was. The code was a total mess to follow, and had bugs.
>
> How would something like the below work for people?

I like it, but like Linus said it probably belongs in
kernel/softirq.c


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