Re: Lockups with 2.4.14 and 2.4.16

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 13:57:56 EST

Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 12:53:00PM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
> > I'll try this, and also add kinoded so we can avoid using keventd. I'm wary
> using keventd for that doesn't look too bad to me. Just like we do with
> the dirty inode flushing. keventd doesn't do anything 99.9% of the time,
> so it sounds a bit wasteful to add yet another daemon that will remain
> idle 99% of the time too... :)

Well heck, let's use ksoftirqd then :)

keventd is used for real-time things - deferred interrupt
actions. It should be SCHED_FIFO.

Actually, kupdated almost does what's needed already. I
suspect a wakeup_kupdate() would suffice.

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