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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2008-discuss] Delayed interrupt work, thread pools
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> writes:

> The question is: is that significantly less overhead than just spawning
> a new full blown kernel thread ? enough to justify the complexity ? at
> the end of the day, it means allocating a stack (which on ppc64 is still
> 16K, I know it sucks)...

I looked at this a while ago. And right now kernel_thread is fairly light.
kthread_create has latency issues because we need to queue up a task on
our kernel thread spawning daemon, and let it fork the child. Needing
to go via the kthread spawning daemon didn't look fundamental, just something
that was a challenge to sort out.

Eric


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