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Subject[PATCHSET wq/for-4.9] workqueue: make workqueue available very early during boot
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Hello,

Workqueue is currently initialized in an early init call; however,
there are cases where early boot code has to be split and reordered to
come after workqueue initialization or the same code path which makes
use of workqueues is used both before workqueue initailization and
after. The latter cases have to gate workqueue usages with
keventd_up() tests, which is nasty and easy to get wrong.

This patchset makes workqueue creation and work item
queueing/canceling available from very early during boot which allows
all existing usages of keventd_up() which is removed by the last
patch.

This patchset contains the following seven patches.

0001-workqueue-make-workqueue-available-early-during-boot.patch
0002-mce-workqueue-remove-keventd_up-usage.patch
0003-tty-workqueue-remove-keventd_up-usage.patch
0004-power-workqueue-remove-keventd_up-usage.patch
0005-slab-workqueue-remove-keventd_up-usage.patch
0006-debugobj-workqueue-remove-keventd_up-usage.patch
0007-workqueue-remove-keventd_up.patch

The patchset is also available in the following git branch.

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/wq.git review-wq-early

Once the patches are reviewed, I'll route the patches through the
wq/for-4.9 branch. diffstat follows. Thanks.

arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce.c | 2 -
drivers/tty/vt/vt.c | 4 --
include/linux/workqueue.h | 11 +----
init/main.c | 10 +++++
kernel/power/qos.c | 11 -----
kernel/workqueue.c | 77 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
lib/debugobjects.c | 2 -
mm/slab.c | 7 ---
8 files changed, 78 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

--
tejun

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