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From: David Howells <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: David Howells <>,
	David Miller <>,,
Subject: Re: cmpxchg() in kernel/workqueue.c breaks things
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:46:24 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Andrew Morton <> wrote:

> I don't see why the 2.6.19 logic needed changing.
> a) Nobody should be freeing the work_struct itself without running
>    flush_scheduled_work() and
> b) even if the work_struct _did_ get freed, the callback function won't
>    care, because there's nothing in that work_struct which it's interested
>    in.

Erm...  Did you mean that in reply to my suggestion that we don't need to use

We might want to avoid cmpxchg() because it isn't available on all platforms
under all circumstances, and besides I'm not sure it's actually necessary.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2006-12-07 11:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-12-07  8:09 David Miller
2006-12-07  8:23 ` Al Viro
2006-12-07 11:03 ` David Howells
2006-12-07 11:28   ` Andrew Morton
2006-12-07 11:46   ` David Howells [this message]
2006-12-07 16:35     ` Andrew Morton
2006-12-07 13:24 ` David Howells
2006-12-07 14:53 ` Russell King

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