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From: Pavel Tatashin <>
Cc: Steven Sistare <>,
	Daniel Jordan <>,
	LKML <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] ixgbe: release lock for the duration of ixgbe_suspend_close()
Date: Thu, 03 May 2018 13:30:30 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Alex,

> I'm not a fan of dropping the mutex while we go through
> ixgbe_close_suspend. I'm concerned it will result in us having a
> number of races on shutdown.

I would agree, but ixgbe_close_suspend() is already called without this
mutex from ixgbe_close(). This path is executed also during machine
shutdown but when kexec'ed. So, it is either an existing bug or there are
no races. But, because ixgbe_close() is called from the userland, and a
little earlier than ixgbe_shutdown() I think this means there are no races.

> If anything, I think we would need to find a replacement for the mutex
> that can operate at the per-netdev level if you are wanting to
> parallelize this.

Yes, if lock is necessary, it can be replaced in this place (and added to
ixgbe_close())  with something scalable.

Thank you,

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-03 13:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-03  3:59 [PATCH 0/2] multi-threading device shutdown Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-03  3:59 ` [PATCH 1/2] ixgbe: release lock for the duration of ixgbe_suspend_close() Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-03 13:20   ` Alexander Duyck
2018-05-03 13:30     ` Pavel Tatashin [this message]
2018-05-03 13:46       ` Alexander Duyck
2018-05-03 14:01         ` Steven Sistare
2018-05-03 14:23           ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-03  3:59 ` [PATCH 2/2] drivers core: multi-threading device shutdown Pavel Tatashin
2018-05-03  5:54   ` Tobin C. Harding
2018-05-03 13:38     ` Pavel Tatashin

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