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SubjectRe: cmpxchg() in kernel/workqueue.c breaks things
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Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:

> I don't see why the 2.6.19 logic needed changing.
>
> a) Nobody should be freeing the work_struct itself without running
> flush_scheduled_work() and
>
> b) even if the work_struct _did_ get freed, the callback function won't
> care, because there's nothing in that work_struct which it's interested
> in.

Erm... Did you mean that in reply to my suggestion that we don't need to use
cmpxchg()?

We might want to avoid cmpxchg() because it isn't available on all platforms
under all circumstances, and besides I'm not sure it's actually necessary.

David
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