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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:05:22 -0400
From:	Tejun Heo <>
To:	Lai Jiangshan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V3] workqueue: unfold start_worker() into create_worker()

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 01:03:02PM +0800, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
> Simply unfold the code of start_worker() into create_worker() and
> remove the original start_worker() and create_and_start_worker().
> The only trade-off is the introduced overhead that the pool->lock
> is released and regrabbed after the newly worker is started.
> The overhead is acceptible since the manager is slow path.
> And because this new locking behavior, the newly created worker
> may grab the lock earlier than the manager and go to process
> work items. In this case, the recheck need_to_create_worker() may be
> true as expected and the manager goes to restart without complaint.
> Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <>

Applied to wq/for-3.17.


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