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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/11] sched: CFS low-latency features
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On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 19:36 -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > The only thing we might have to be careful about is what happens if the timer
> > re-fires before the thread completes its execution. We might want to let the
> > signal handler detect these overruns somehow.
>
> Hrm, thinking about it a little more, one of the "plus" sides of these
> SIGEV_THREAD timers is that a single timer can fork threads that will run on
> many cores on a multi-core system. If we go for preallocation of a single
> thread, we lose that. Maybe we could think of a way to preallocate a thread pool
> instead ?

Why try and fix a broken thing, just let the app spawn threads and use
SIGEV_THREAD_ID itself, it knows its requirements and can do what suits
the situation best. No need to try and patch up braindead posix stuff.




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