Re: [RFC patch 0/8] timekeeping: Implement shadow timekeeper toshorten in kernel reader side blocking

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Thu Feb 21 2013 - 18:06:58 EST

On Thu, 2013-02-21 at 22:51 +0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> Now the obvious question whether this is worth the trouble can be
> answered easily. Preempt-RT users and HPC folks have complained about
> the long write hold time of the timekeeping seqcount since years and a
> quick test on a preempt-RT enabled kernel shows, that this series
> lowers the maximum latency on the non-timekeeping cores from 8 to 4
> microseconds. That's a whopping factor of 2. Defintely worth the
> trouble!

Thanks for doing this !

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