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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH v4 11/18] input: Add initial support for TWL6040 vibrator
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:51:16PM +0300, Péter Ujfalusi wrote:
> On Sunday 12 June 2011 01:18:54 Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
>
> > > +static int twl6040_vibra_open(struct input_dev *input)
> > > +{
> > > + struct vibra_info *info = input_get_drvdata(input);
> > > +
> > > + info->workqueue = create_singlethread_workqueue("vibra");
> > > + if (info->workqueue == NULL) {
> > > + dev_err(&input->dev, "couldn't create workqueue\n");
> > > + return -ENOMEM;
> > > + }
> >
> > Why do we need to create a separate workqueue? With arrival of CWQ
> > it looks like we should be able to use one of the system-wide
> > workqueues for this.
>
> The reason for this is to ensure that we have the lowest latency as possible
> in most case. In the embedded devices we use the vibra for tactile type of
> feedbacks as well, where few tens of ms delay can be felt.

Even if you create a dedicated workqueue with CWQ it will still be using
shared pool of threads so I do not think that latency will be affected
by using system-wide workqueue. I might be mistaken though, Tejun will
correct me if I am wrong...

Thanks.

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Dmitry
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