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Date:	Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:32:03 +0000
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Changli Gao <>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Patrick McHardy <>,
	Tom Herbert <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ifb: add multi-queue support

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 07:25:33PM +0800, Changli Gao wrote:
> I find there is still a softirqd kernel thread for each online CPU,
> and these threads will be waked up if there are more SoftIRQs need to
> be done after restarting the SoftIRQ processing many times, to keep
> the whole system responsible. Did I miss sth.? And at the other side,
> real time branch just wants to make all the activities based on kernel
> threads, even ISR.

I wish them well! But again: for some strange reason network admins,
who sometimes care to complain here, rarely (very rarely) mention this
RT branch... (Actually, I recall only one case, and it probably wasn't
even real admin ;-)

Jarek P.

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