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From: "Du, Changbin" <>
To: Tejun Heo <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: [PATCH] workqueue: detect uninitated work_struct and BUG() if true
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 04:43:11 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

>From cdebb88ac0fb3f900ef28f28ccb4a12159c295db Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: "Du, Changbin" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:06:43 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] workqueue: detect uninitated work_struct and BUG() if true

Recently I encounter a driver issue that caused by missing initializing
the work_struct. Then the work never get executed and stay in workqueue
forever. This take me some time to locate the error. This issue can be
seen early if detect it when queuing a work.

Signed-off-by: Du, Changbin <>
 kernel/workqueue.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
index f288493..5c1a5bc 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -1295,6 +1295,9 @@ static void __queue_work(int cpu, struct workqueue_struct *wq,
+	if (!work->func)
+		BUG();
 	/* if draining, only works from the same workqueue are allowed */

             reply	other threads:[~2015-03-09  4:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-09  4:43 Du, Changbin [this message]
2015-03-09  6:22 ` Tejun Heo
2015-03-10 13:20   ` Du, Changbin

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