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Subject[PATCH] fbdev: Remove deprecated create_singlethread_workqueue
The workqueue "esd_wq" has only a single workitem(&md->esd_work)
and hence doesn't require ordering. Also, it is not being used on a
memory reclaim path. Hence, the singlethreaded workqueue has been
replaced with the use of system_wq.

System workqueues have been able to handle high level of concurrency
for a long time now and hence it's not required to have a singlethreaded
workqueue just to gain concurrency. Unlike a dedicated per-cpu workqueue
created with create_singlethread_workqueue(), system_wq allows multiple
work items to overlap executions even on the same CPU; however, a
per-cpu workqueue doesn't have any CPU locality or global ordering
guarantee unless the target CPU is explicitly specified and thus the
increase of local concurrency shouldn't make any difference.

mipid_esd_stop_check () calls cancel_delayed_work() in mipid_cleanup()
to ensure that there are no pending tasks while disconnecting the driver.

Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <>
drivers/video/fbdev/omap/lcd_mipid.c | 9 +--------
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/omap/lcd_mipid.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/omap/lcd_mipid.c
index 0e4cee9..c81f150 100644
--- a/drivers/video/fbdev/omap/lcd_mipid.c
+++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/omap/lcd_mipid.c
@@ -60,7 +60,6 @@ struct mipid_device {
struct mutex mutex;
struct lcd_panel panel;

- struct workqueue_struct *esd_wq;
struct delayed_work esd_work;
void (*esd_check)(struct mipid_device *m);
@@ -390,7 +389,7 @@ static void ls041y3_esd_check(struct mipid_device *md)
static void mipid_esd_start_check(struct mipid_device *md)
if (md->esd_check != NULL)
- queue_delayed_work(md->esd_wq, &md->esd_work,
+ schedule_delayed_work(&md->esd_work,

@@ -476,11 +475,6 @@ static int mipid_init(struct lcd_panel *panel,
struct mipid_device *md = to_mipid_device(panel);

md->fbdev = fbdev;
- md->esd_wq = create_singlethread_workqueue("mipid_esd");
- if (md->esd_wq == NULL) {
- dev_err(&md->spi->dev, "can't create ESD workqueue\n");
- return -ENOMEM;
- }
INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&md->esd_work, mipid_esd_work);

@@ -500,7 +494,6 @@ static void mipid_cleanup(struct lcd_panel *panel)

if (md->enabled)
- destroy_workqueue(md->esd_wq);

static struct lcd_panel mipid_panel = {
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