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SubjectRe: [ACPI] acpi_os_queue_for_execution()
Hi Andrew,

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 11:00:04AM -0800, Grover, Andrew wrote:
> > From: Pavel Machek [mailto:pavel@ucw.cz]
> > Acpi seems to create short-lived kernel threads, and I don't quite
> > understand why.
[...]
> > and acpi_thermal_run creates kernel therad that runs
> > acpi_thermal_check. Why is not acpi_thermal_check called directly? I
> > don't like idea of thread being created every time thermal zone needs
> > to be polled...
>
> Are we allowed to block in a timer callback? One of the things
> thermal_check does is call a control method, which in turn can be very
> slow, sleep, etc., so I'd guess that's why the code tries to execute
> things in its own thread.

No you just have to switch completely to schedule_work() as you
do for calls from interrupts. The limitations you mention in
osl.c for this function are lifted (look at linux/kernel/workqueue.c) and
we have per CPU workqueues now.

So no need for this uglification and less code to maintain for
you ;-)

The short lived threads are not necessary anymore. If this
thermal check will happen often an extra permanent thread for
this, which is kicked by a timer might be more apropriate here.

That thread could be started, once the thermal control is loaded.

Regards

Ingo Oeser
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