What do people think about adaptive polling?

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Tue Dec 12 04:10:43 PST 2006

Hasso Tepper wrote: 
Note that NAPI isn't just adaptive polling algorithm, but also splitting
interrupt work into to parts (hardware interrupt handler and softirq). This
might be big contributor to the win from using both in the same time as
I think that's the equivalent of fast and slow interrupts in bsd.  we basically (with some exceptions, like serial io) do all the work in the slow interrupt handler (= interrupt thread).

Serve - BSD     +++  RENT this banner advert  +++    ASCII Ribbon   /"\
Work - Mac      +++  space for low €€€ NOW!1  +++      Campaign     \ /
Party Enjoy Relax   |   http://dragonflybsd.org      Against  HTML   \
Dude 2c 2 the max   !   http://golden-apple.biz       Mail + News   / \
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: pgp00018.pgp
Type: application/octet-stream
Size: 252 bytes
Desc: "Description: OpenPGP digital signature"
URL: <http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/kernel/attachments/20061212/731f9189/attachment-0020.obj>

More information about the Kernel mailing list