Re: [RFC][PATCH] irq_work

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 06:58:53 EST

On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 12:52 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Right, in that case I would very much prefer the simpler thing I
> > proposed over all this softirq stuff, we can have the tick process the
> > callbacks for really broken hardware (perf_events doesn't care since
> > without a lapic there's no pmi anyway).
> Ying's approach will work I think.

Right, except that I really dislike it, it touches far too much code for
no particular reason.

And I really want hardirq context for perf callbacks, some code actually
relies on it (I used to have the fallback in the timer softirq and that
broke thing at some point).

So I'm really opposed to all the softirq molestation as I see no reason
to do that at all.

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