Re: [PATCH 1/3] net/bridge/br_if.c: don't use _WORK_NAR

From: Jarek Poplawski
Date: Mon Feb 19 2007 - 05:57:21 EST

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 12:43:59AM +0300, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Afaics, noautorel work_struct buys nothing for "struct net_bridge_port".
> If del_nbp()->cancel_delayed_work(&p->carrier_check) fails, port_carrier_check
> may be called later anyway. So the reading of *work in port_carrier_check() is
> equally unsafe with or without this patch.

I think this _WORK_NAR is to give some additional
control, but also is more logical: it lets to decide
when the work_struct is really release-able (and it's
definitely not before work function is called, as
without noautorel).

So, even if this functionality isn't used now, I can't
see what changing this could buy.

Jarek P.
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