Re: [Lse-tech] Re: CPU affinity & IPI latency (FIX)_

From: Davide Libenzi (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 11:56:06 EST

On 17-Jul-2001 Hubertus Franke wrote:
> This only applies only to the idle thread and it says that the idle
> thread actively monitors its need_resched flag and hence will
> instantly call schedule() at that point. Hence there won't be any
> delay either for IPI or for waiting to return from the kernel.
> You might be right that the problem situation still arises, because
> the idle_thread needs to content again for the lock.
> Let me ask the otherway around, why do we HAVE to put it in ?
> And if I missed something here, we put it outside the <if> clause.

Yep, we were talking about two different if-locations :)
Anyway, it's right, using the poll idle we've to change the position of the

- Davide

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