Subject: Re: Final reaper removal patch
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/23/2003 15:29:53
In article <>,
Jaromir Dolecek <> wrote:
>the final patch is available on
>This change removes for reaper thread, optimizing process exit
>It's fully tested on i386, and test-compiled on most other archs.
>This patch constains MD changes for all archs. I'd appreciate if
>non-i386 people could sanity-check the MD source changes, particularily
>the assembler parts. While I'm fairly certain at least about changes
>in MD *.c files (only pc532 is somewhat unclear), I'd appreciate
>extra review for those too.
>These particular archs need review most:
>* m68k
>* pc532 
>* sparc, sparc64
>Note: there is some room for optimization in MD parts, similarily
>to what was done for i386. I'd like to keep the initial diff
>minimal though, and prefer if additional MD tweaks would be done after
>commit of the main thing.
>If there would be no objections to this, I'll commit the
>change sometime around Jan 3rd 2004.

Thanks for doing this. It should probably be committed sooner than later
if we are planning to branch on the 5th as was initially scheduled. It
does not look realistic to do so right now though (to branch on the 5th).
We should also try to have a quiet period before the branch.