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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/4] softirq: Per vector deferment to workqueue
From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 18:44:52 +0100

> May I instead suggest to stick to ksoftirqd? So you run in softirq
> context (after return from IRQ) and if takes too long, you offload the
> vector to ksoftirqd instead. You may want to play with the metric on
> which you decide when you want switch to ksoftirqd / account how long a
> vector runs.

Having read over this stuff for the past few weeks this is how I feel
as well. Just make ksofbitrq do what we want (only execute the
overloaded softirq vectors).

The more I look at the workqueue stuff, the more complications and
weird behavioral artifacts we are getting for questionable gain.

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