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SubjectRe: workqueue deadlock
On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 04:16:00AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> One quite different way of addressing all of this is to stop using
> stop_machine_run() for hotplug synchronisation and switch to the swsusp
> freezer infrastructure: all kernel threads and user processes need to stop
> and park themselves in a known state before we allow the CPU to be removed.
> lock_cpu_hotplug() becomes a no-op.

Well still need to provide some mechanism for stable access to
cpu_online_map in blocking functions (ex: do_event_scan_all_cpus).
Freezing-tasks/Resuming-them-after-hotp-unplug is definitely not one of them
(when they resume, online_map would have changed under their feet).

> Dunno if it'll work - I only just thought of it. It sure would simplify
> things.

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