Re: [patch] lockless, scalable get_pid(), for_each_process() elimination, 2.5.35-BK

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 13:28:28 EST

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

> Nobody's trying to screw the desktop users, we're being mind- bogglingly
> careful not to, in fact. If you have specific objections to a particular
> patch, raise them as technical arguments. Saying "we shouldn't do that
> because I'm not interested in it" is far less useful.

i fully agree with your points, but it does not hold in this specific
case. Eliminating for_each_task loops (the ones completely unrelated to
the get_pid() issue) is an improvement even for desktop setups, which have
at most 1000 processes running.


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