Re: Slow pty's (was Re: libdivecomputer interfaces?)

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 18:30:32 EST

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Brian Bloniarz <bmb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 06/10/2010 02:10 PM, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
>> this might not be related, but i have slow serial ports with NOHZ that
>> goes away when i revert 39c0cbe2150cbd848a25ba6cdb271d1ad46818ad.
> Unrelated or not, I think Chris is right about this. Somewhere before
> -rc1, the emulated serial console on my KVM instance became slow
> to echo input. I just tested with the commit reverted and it's
> back to normal.

I suspect it's related. The tty subsystem clearly ends up depending on
the timer tick to move things forward even if there are pending
readers. So I suspect the slowness is very much related to the same

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