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SubjectRe: + drivers-wait-for-threaded-probes-between-initcall-levels.patch added to -mm tree
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 19:12:01 -0700,
akpm@osdl.org wrote:

> Subject: drivers: wait for threaded probes between initcall levels
> From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
>
> The multithreaded-probing code has a problem: after one initcall level (eg,
> core_initcall) has been processed, we will then start processing the next
> level (postcore_initcall) while the kernel threads which are handling
> core_initcall are still executing. This breaks the guarantees which the
> layered initcalls previously gave us.
>
> IOW, we want to be multithreaded _within_ an initcall level, but not between
> different levels.
>
> Fix that up by causing the probing code to wait for all outstanding probes at
> one level to complete before we start processing the next level.
>
> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>

Makes a lot of sense. I guess we could also get rid of
driver_probe_done() in prepare_namespace() with this patch...


> +#ifdef CONFIG_PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE
> +static int __init wait_for_probes(void)
> +{
> + DEFINE_WAIT(wait);
> +
> + if (!atomic_read(&probe_count))
> + return 0;
> + printk(KERN_INFO "%s: waiting for %d threads\n", __FUNCTION__,
> + atomic_read(&probe_count));
> + while (atomic_read(&probe_count)) {
> + prepare_to_wait(&probe_waitqueue, &wait, TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
> + if (atomic_read(&probe_count))
> + schedule();
> + }
> + finish_wait(&probe_waitqueue, &wait);
> + return 0;
> +}
> +
> +core_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +postcore_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +arch_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +subsys_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +fs_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +device_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +late_initcall_sync(wait_for_probes);
> +#endif

...if we get rid of this #ifdef.

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Cornelia Huck
Linux for zSeries Developer
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