Kernel threads - so what?
Posted Aug 27, 2009 20:29 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr
Parent article: In brief
Err, so what if there are over 500 kernel threads? What makes 500 kernel threads "too many"? If there's a problem here, it's that the system doesn't scale to having thousands of processes, not that there are "too many" processes. A process is a fundamentally useful abstraction that a kernel would support well. The solution to poor performance isn't to hack around the problem.
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