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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc pseries eeh: Convert to kthread API
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    Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> writes:

    > Eric W. Biederman writes:
    >
    >> Well the basic problem is that for any piece of code that can be modular
    >> we need a way to ensure all threads it has running are shutdown when we
    >> remove the module.
    >
    > The EEH code can't be modular, and wouldn't make any sense to be
    > modular, since it's part of the infrastructure for accessing PCI
    > devices.

    Agreed. However most kthread users are modular and make sense to
    be so we need to design to handle modular users.

    I don't think the idiom of go fire off a thread to handle something
    is specific to non-modular users.

    Eric
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