help backporting workqueue to 2.4; for net/sunrpc/cache.c

From: Frank Cusack (
Date: Fri Jul 04 2003 - 06:35:37 EST

Hi all,

Should I expect any problems backporting the 2.5 workqueue.c to 2.4?
It looks pretty straightforward, but I am {naive,novice}. The only
interesting looking bit is setting current->flags |= PF_IOTHREAD,
which doesn't exist in 2.4. At a glance, it looks like I can ignore
this; it's used in suspend.c which doesn't exist in 2.4 either.

The reason I'd like to backport this is because of changes in sunrpc
which now use the workqueue to clean auth caches. Related question:
how is this (periodic cache clean) done in 2.5.73 and earlier?
net/sunrpc/cache.c didn't use the workqueue until 2.5.74.

Any advice is appreciated.

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