DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-01
Re: SMP question
Michael Neumann wrote:
Matthew Dillon wrote:
I would like to revisit SMP but it isn't going to happen until HAMMER
is well into production. I try to encourage others to take up the SMP
work but so far there's only been some minor poking around.
IMHO a first step would be to write down all the things that needs to be
done to get SMP going.
SMP works, it just doesn't work with a high parallelism in the kernel.
It's just a question of removing the implicity dependence on the mplock
for common code paths. So the only thing to be done is a) identify common
code paths b) in those paths: either aquire the mplock or protect the
data in a different way c) in other paths that deal with the same data,
adjust accordingly. Easy huh? :)
My point is that this stuff is all over the place, starting from syscalls,
going to VFS, VM and drivers.
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