Re: Overview of concurrency managed workqueue

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Tue Jun 15 2010 - 14:45:50 EST


On 06/15/2010 08:40 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> == Benefits
>> * Less to worry about causing deadlocks around execution resources.
>> * Far fewer number of kthreads.
>> * More flexibility without runtime overhead.
>> * As concurrency is no longer a problem, workloads which needed
>> separate mechanisms can now use generic workqueue instead. This
>> easy access to concurrency also allows stuff which wasn't worth
>> implementing a dedicated mechanism for but still needed flexible
>> concurrency.
> Start the whole with the above? Otherwise people get tired of reading
> before finding out what the point of the exercise is?

Yeah, maybe that would have been better. I was going for a nice
closing but who cares about closing if the opening is boring. I'll
reorder on the next round.


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