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Date:	Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:04:49 +0800
From:	Lai Jiangshan <>
To:	<>
CC:	Tejun Heo <>, Lai Jiangshan <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] workqueue: migrate the new worker before add it to idle_list

There is an undocumented requirement for create_worker() that it can
only be called from existing worker (aka. manager) except the first call.

The reason is that the current create_worker() queues the new worker to
idle_list at first and then wake up it.  But the new worker is not
guaranteed to be migrated until it is waken up.  Thus the
wq_worker_sleeping() may see the new non-local worker from the idle_list
if this block of code is not executed on the local CPU to disable
wq_worker_sleeping().  Existing worker can guarantee to run on local
CPU when !DISASSOCIATED, so create_worker() is required to be called
from existing worker/manager only currently.

But we are planning to allow create_worker() to be called out side
from its workers and the requirement should be alleviated.  So we exchange
the order of the code, the new worker is woken up before queued
to idle_list.

Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <>
 kernel/workqueue.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
index 370f947..1d44d8d 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -1708,8 +1708,13 @@ static struct worker *create_worker(struct worker_pool *pool)
 	/* start the newly created worker */
-	worker_enter_idle(worker);
+	/*
+	 * Wake up the worker at first and then queue it to the idle_list,
+	 * so that it is ensued that the wq_worker_sleeping() sees the worker
+	 * had been migrated properly when sees this worker in the idle_list.
+	 */
+	worker_enter_idle(worker);
 	return worker;

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