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Subject[PATCH] Add kerneldoc for flush_scheduled_work()
This patch (as1279) adds kerneldoc for flush_scheduled_work()
containing a stern warning that the function should be avoided.

Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>

---
Index: usb-2.6/kernel/workqueue.c
===================================================================
--- usb-2.6.orig/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ usb-2.6/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -739,6 +739,24 @@ int schedule_on_each_cpu(work_func_t fun
return 0;
}

+/**
+ * flush_scheduled_work - ensure that all work scheduled on keventd_wq has run to completion.
+ *
+ * Blocks until all works on the keventd_wq global workqueue have completed.
+ * We sleep until all works present upon entry have been handled, but we
+ * are not livelocked by new incoming ones.
+ *
+ * Use of this function is discouraged, as it is highly prone to deadlock.
+ * It should never be called from within a work routine on the global
+ * queue, and it should never be called while holding a mutex required
+ * by one of the works on the global queue. But the fact that keventd_wq
+ * _is_ global means that it can contain works requiring practically any
+ * mutex. Hence this routine shouldn't be called while holding any mutex.
+ *
+ * Consider using cancel_work_sync() or cancel_delayed_work_sync() instead.
+ * They don't do the same thing (they cancel the work instead of waiting
+ * for it to complete), but in most cases they will suffice.
+ */
void flush_scheduled_work(void)
{
flush_workqueue(keventd_wq);


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