Re: [PATCH] move put_task_struct() reaping into a thread [Re: 2.6.18-rt1]

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 05:14:04 EST

* Bill Huey <billh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > more than just changing locking behavior. Which is what brought me
> > into this conversation in the first place. So removing that point
> > of discord would be good.
> Yes, there are few places. It was primarily to handle the reaping
> during the finishing parts of a fork. All in all, it's not at all a
> critical path.

no. It was primarily to move the put_task_struct() off the
context-switch fastpath. (In comparison the fork use is much rarer)

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