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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:26:54 -0700
From:	"Tom Herbert" <therbert@...gle.com>
To:	"Max Krasnyanskiy" <maxk@...lcomm.com>
Cc:	"David Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	"Steven Rostedt" <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@...e.hu>
Subject: Re: RFC [PATCH net-2.6 1/6] net: Scheduling softirqs between CPUSs

> Plus it seems that for this kind of stuff it be better to replace network
> softirq with kthreads (like in -rt kernel) and let the scheduler take care of
> the load balancing. More flexible and scalable.
> I'd suggest for your to play with -rt kernel and see if it already does what
> you need.

We looked a bit at using the ksoftirqd thread for that, but that
seemed to have more complexity and overhead as a solution.

I didn't look at -r kernel though, thanks for the pointer to that.

Tom
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