Re: [RFC PATCH(Experimental) 2/4] Revert changes to workqueue.c

From: Srivatsa Vaddagiri
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 10:13:03 EST

On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 12:59:28AM +0300, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Before you begin. You are doing CPU_DOWN_PREPARE after freeze_processes().
> Not good. This makes impossible to do flush_workueue() at CPU_DOWN_PREPARE
> stage, we have callers.

We have few solutions to deal with this:

a. Mark such workqueues not freezable for hotplug
b. If above is not possible, don't call flush_workqueue in DOWN_PREPARE
c. If above is not possible, send DOWN_PREPARE before freeze_processes()

I would prefer a solution in the above order listed.

Which caller are you referring to here? Maybe we can decide on the
option after we see the users of flush_workqueue() in DOWN_PREPARE.

> I'm afraid it won't be so easy to solve all locking/racing problems. Will
> wait for the patch :)

I dont see problems for workqueue.c even if we follow option c. Do you
see any?

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