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From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Davide Libenzi <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [patch] epoll reduced (to 1) number of passes over the ready set ...
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 20:00:30 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> Epoll is doing multiple passes over the ready set at the moment, because 
> of the constraints over the f_op->poll() call. Looking at the code again, 
> I noticed that we already hold the epoll semaphore in read, and this 
> (together with other locking conditions that hold while doing an 
> epoll_wait()) can lead to a smarter way to "ship" events to userspace (in 
> a single pass).

Ok, this looks fine, but I think it makes more sense with (a) a sign-off 
line and perhaps a slightly expanded explanation, and (b) keeping it in 
-mm until after 2.6.21 is out, and merging it then.

Yes? No? Linus is on some crazy drugs again?


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-27  4:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-27  2:32 Davide Libenzi
2007-02-27  4:00 ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2007-02-27  4:14   ` Davide Libenzi
2007-02-27  9:15 ` Eric Dumazet
2007-02-27 16:03   ` Davide Libenzi
2007-02-28 11:13     ` Eric Dumazet
2007-02-28 15:29       ` Davide Libenzi

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