Re: [PREEMPT RT] SLUB and split softirq lock for v3.2-rt

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 12:24:41 EST

On Wed, 2013-02-13 at 17:11 +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> 3.2-rt is a long term supported kernel, which lacks two RT features
> from 3.6: SLUB support and the split softirq lock implementation.
> SLUB has a way better performance than SLAB on RT and the split
> softirq lock implementation is necessary especially for realtime
> networking applications.
> The following patch series backports these features to 3.2-rt.
> Steven, could you please apply these patches to a separate
> 3.2-rt-features branch?

Is it possible to separate these two features into two different patch
sets. I would like to apply the softirq changes first, and then apply
the slub changes.

Although it looks as though the first half is softirq only 1-8, and the
second half is slub related 9-16. If that's the case, I'll just pull in
1-8 first, play with them, and then do 9-16.


-- Steve

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