Ping: [PATCH v15 00/13] support "task_isolation" mode

From: Chris Metcalf
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 - 16:58:14 EST

On 8/16/2016 5:19 PM, Chris Metcalf wrote:
Here is a respin of the task-isolation patch set.

Again, I have been getting email asking me when and where this patch
will be upstreamed so folks can start using it. I had been thinking
the obvious path was via Frederic Weisbecker to Ingo as a NOHZ kind of
thing. But perhaps it touches enough other subsystems that that
doesn't really make sense? Andrew, would it make sense to take it
directly via your tree? Frederic, Ingo, what do you think?


No concerns have been raised yet with the v15 version of the patch series
in the two weeks since I posted it, and I think I have addressed all
previously-raised concerns (or perhaps people have just given up arguing
with me).

I did add Catalin's Reviewed-by to 08/13 (thanks!) and updated my repo.

Does this feel like something we can merge when the 4.9 merge window opens?
If so, whose tree is best suited for it? Or should I ask Stephen to put it into
linux-next now and then ask Linus to merge it directly? I recall Ingo thought
this was a bad idea when I suggested it back in January, but I'm not sure where
we got to in terms of a better approach.

Thanks all!

Chris Metcalf, Mellanox Technologies