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@ 2007-08-05 18:21 Othello Reversi
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From: Othello Reversi @ 2007-08-05 18:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi List,

    I would like to know why calling add_disk() from a kernel thread
which is running from a work_queue would cause the work item to block
with the "D" (disk wait) state at best under kernel 2.6.17 and cause a
hard-lockup on kernel

    If I    recall correctly, work items running on the work_queue are
allowed to sleep, and add_disk() is known to sleep.  Did I miss out
some details such as a lock I have to acquire?

    Hope to hear a reply soon.


PS: Would like to be CC'ed comments and replies.

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