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Date:	Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:29:20 +0530
From:	Bhaktipriya Shridhar <>
To:	Matan Barak <>,
	Leon Romanovsky <>
Cc:,,, Tejun Heo <>
Subject: [PATCH] net/mlx5_core/health: Remove deprecated

The workqueue health->wq was used as per device private health thread.
This was done so that system error handling could be processed
concurrently. The workqueue has a single workitem(&health->work) and
hence doesn't require ordering. It is involved in handling the health of
the deviceand is not being used on a memory reclaim path.
Hence, the singlethreaded workqueue has been replaced with the use of

System workqueues have been able to handle high level of concurrency
for a long time now and hence it's not required to have a singlethreaded
workqueue just to gain concurrency. Unlike a dedicated per-cpu workqueue
created with create_singlethread_workqueue(), system_wq allows multiple
work items to overlap executions even on the same CPU; however, a
per-cpu workqueue doesn't have any CPU locality or global ordering
guarantee unless the target CPU is explicitly specified and thus the
increase of local concurrency shouldn't make any difference.

Work item has been flushed in mlx5_health_cleanup() to ensure that
there are no pending tasks while disconnecting the driver.

Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/health.c | 7 ++-----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/health.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/health.c
index 42d16b9..9acbccf 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/health.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/health.c
@@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ static void poll_health(unsigned long data)
 	if (in_fatal(dev) && !health->sick) {
 		health->sick = true;
-		queue_work(health->wq, &health->work);
+		schedule_work(&health->work);

@@ -296,7 +296,7 @@ void mlx5_health_cleanup(struct mlx5_core_dev *dev)
 	struct mlx5_core_health *health = &dev->;

-	destroy_workqueue(health->wq);
+	flush_work(&health->work);

 int mlx5_health_init(struct mlx5_core_dev *dev)
@@ -311,10 +311,7 @@ int mlx5_health_init(struct mlx5_core_dev *dev)

 	strcpy(name, "mlx5_health");
 	strcat(name, dev_name(&dev->pdev->dev));
-	health->wq = create_singlethread_workqueue(name);
-	if (!health->wq)
-		return -ENOMEM;

 	INIT_WORK(&health->work, health_care);


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