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Date:	Sun, 5 Jun 2016 06:22:38 -0400
From:	Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
To:	Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@...il.com>
Cc:	Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
	Andreas Kemnade <andreas@...nade.info>,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
	"Andrew F. Davis" <afd@...com>,
	Jonathan Cameron <jic23@...nel.org>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>,
	libertas-dev@...ts.infradead.org, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: wireless: marvell: libertas: Remove create_workqueue

On Sat, Jun 04, 2016 at 07:29:01PM +0530, Bhaktipriya Shridhar wrote:
> alloc_workqueue replaces deprecated create_workqueue().
> 
> In if_sdio.c, the workqueue card->workqueue has workitem
> &card->packet_worker, which is mapped to if_sdio_host_to_card_worker.
> The workitem is involved in sending packets to firmware.
> Forward progress under memory pressure is a requirement here.
> 
> In if_spi.c, the workqueue card->workqueue has workitem
> &card->packet_worker, which is mapped to if_spi_host_to_card_worker.
> The workitem is involved in sending command packets from the host.
> Forward progress under memory pressure is a requirement here.
> 
> Dedicated workqueues have been used in both cases since the workitems
> on the workqueues are involved in normal device operation with
> WQ_MEM_RECLAIM set to gurantee forward progress under memory pressure.
> Since there are only a fixed number of work items, explicit concurrency
> limit is unnecessary.
> 
> flush_workqueue is unnecessary since destroy_workqueue() itself calls
> drain_workqueue() which flushes repeatedly till the workqueue
> becomes empty. Hence the calls to flush_workqueue() before
> destroy_workqueue() have been dropped.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@...il.com>

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>

Thanks.

-- 
tejun

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