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SubjectRe: RFC: THE OFFLINE SCHEDULER
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> Right, and I think we can get there. The timer can be eliminated with
> some work. Faults shouldn't happen on that CPU and all other
> interrupts can be kept away with proper affinity settings. Softirqs
> should not happen on such a CPU either as there is neither a hardirq
> nor a user space task triggering them. Same applies for timers. So
> there are some remaining issues like IPIs, but I'm pretty sure that
> they can be tamed to zero as well.

There are various timer generated thingies like vm statistics, slab queue
management and device specific things that run on each processor.



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