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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] create workqueue threads only when needed
Am Monday 02 February 2009 10:05:28 schrieb Benjamin Herrenschmidt:
> > Work which /may/ sleep longer, for example performs SCSI transactions,
> > needs to go into a private workqueue or other kind of context.
> Well, it's a bit silly to allocate a private workqueue with all it's
> associated per CPU kernel threads for something as rare as resetting
> your eth NIC ... or even SCSI error handling in fact.

How do you avoid a deadlock if SCSI error handling doesn't use
a dedicated workqueue?


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