From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Wed Aug 26 2009 - 11:06:30 EST

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM, raz ben yehuda<raziebe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have always been fascinated by the idea of controlling another cpu
>> from the main CPU.
>> Usually these cpus are custom, run proprietary software, and have no
>> datasheet on their I/O interfaces.
>> But, being able to turn an ordinary CPU into something like that seems
>> to be very nice.
>> For example, It might help with profiling. Think about a program that
>> can run uninterrupted how much it wants.
>> I might even be better, if the dedicated CPU would use a predefined
>> reserved memory range (I wish there was a way to actually lock it to
>> that range)
>> On the other hand, I could see this as a jump platform for more
>> proprietary code, something like that: we use linux in out server
>> platform, but out "insert buzzword here" network stack pro+ can handle
>> 100% more load that linux does, and it runs on a dedicated core....
>> In the other words, we might see 'firmwares' that take an entire cpu for
>> their usage.
> This is exactly what offsched (sos) is. you got it. SOS was partly inspired by the notion of a GPU.

So where are the patches? The URL in the original post returns 404...
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