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

From: Martin J. Bligh (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 14:53:43 EST

>> 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.

Right - which is exactly why I was saying we should stick to technical
debates rather than whether some people were interested in a particular
market segment or not ;-)


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