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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] 2.6.31.2-rt13
On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Thomas Gleixner wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Remy Bohmer wrote:
> > But I was wondering if you missed this one:
> > http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/50044/
>
> Yup, slipped through. Queued for the next release.

Correction. I dropped the patch as it is just a sloppy work around.
Why creating the thread in the first place ? Real fix below.

Thanks,

tglx
---
diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
index aae8d45..3526976 100644
--- a/kernel/softirq.c
+++ b/kernel/softirq.c
@@ -1161,6 +1161,8 @@ static int __cpuinit cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk = NULL;
}
for (i = 0; i < NR_SOFTIRQS; i++) {
+ if (!softirq_names[i])
+ continue;
p = kthread_create(ksoftirqd,
&per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i],
"sirq-%s/%d", softirq_names[i],
@@ -1177,8 +1179,11 @@ static int __cpuinit cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
break;
case CPU_ONLINE:
case CPU_ONLINE_FROZEN:
- for (i = 0; i < NR_SOFTIRQS; i++)
- wake_up_process(per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk);
+ for (i = 0; i < NR_SOFTIRQS; i++) {
+ p = per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk;
+ if (p)
+ wake_up_process(p);
+ }
break;
#ifdef CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
case CPU_UP_CANCELED:
@@ -1192,9 +1197,11 @@ static int __cpuinit cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
for (i = 0; i < NR_SOFTIRQS; i++) {
param.sched_priority = MAX_RT_PRIO-1;
p = per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk;
- sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
- per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk = NULL;
- kthread_stop(p);
+ if (p) {
+ sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
+ per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu)[i].tsk = NULL;
+ kthread_stop(p);
+ }
}
takeover_tasklets(hotcpu);
break;

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