Re: [Patch] restore the RCU callback to defer put_task_struct() Re:Problems with 2.6.17-rt8

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 19:59:03 EST

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Esben Nielsen wrote:

> I had a long discussion with Paul McKenney about this. I opposed the patch
> from a latency point of view: Suddenly a high-priority RT task could be
> made into releasing a task_struct. It would be better for latencies to
> defer it to a low priority task.
> The conclusion we ended up with was that it is not a job for the RCU
> system, but it ought to be deferred to some other low priority task to
> free the task_struct.

Fair enough. But by removing the rcu code to do the dirty work, we ended
up breaking the code completely. So although the rcu work is not the
right method, it needs to be there until we have a better solution.
This solution is better than what is there right now in -rt8, and that is,
-rt8 is broken without it!

-- Steve

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