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Subject[PATCH] rtsx_usb_ms: Use msleep_interruptible() in polling loop
rtsx_usb_ms creates a task that mostly sleeps, but tasks in
uninterruptible sleep still contribute to the load average (for
bug-compatibility with Unix). A load average of ~1 on a system that
should be idle is somewhat alarming.

Change the sleep to be interruptible, but still ignore signals.

A better fix might be to replace this loop with a delayed work item.

Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
Re-sent without the typo in linux-kernel address.


drivers/memstick/host/rtsx_usb_ms.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/memstick/host/rtsx_usb_ms.c b/drivers/memstick/host/rtsx_usb_ms.c
index a7282b7..7356780 100644
--- a/drivers/memstick/host/rtsx_usb_ms.c
+++ b/drivers/memstick/host/rtsx_usb_ms.c
@@ -706,7 +706,8 @@ poll_again:
if (host->eject)

- msleep(1000);
+ if (msleep_interruptible(1000))
+ flush_signals(current);


Ben Hutchings
Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers. - Leonard Brandwein
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