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Date:	Thu, 30 Nov 2006 21:07:42 +1100
From:	Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@...oo.com.au>
To:	Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@....mipt.ru>
CC:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	wenji@...l.gov, akpm@...l.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 1/4] - Potential performance bottleneck for Linxu TCP

Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 08:35:04AM +0100, Ingo Molnar (mingo@...e.hu) wrote:

> Doesn't the provided solution is just a in-kernel variant of the
> SCHED_FIFO set from userspace? Why kernel should be able to mark some
> users as having higher priority?
> What if workload of the system is targeted to not the maximum TCP
> performance, but maximum other-task performance, which will be broken
> with provided patch.

David's line of thinking for a solution sounds better to me. This patch
does not prevent the process from being preempted (for potentially a long
time), by any means.

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