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Date:   Thu, 21 Apr 2022 19:54:53 +0300
From:   Sergey Ryazanov <ryazanov.s.a@...il.com>
To:     Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@...aro.org>
Cc:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>,
        Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Network Development <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] wwan_hwsim: Avoid flush_scheduled_work() usage

Hello Loic,

On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 12:53 PM Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@...aro.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2022 at 04:22, Tetsuo Handa
> <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp> wrote:
>>
>> Flushing system-wide workqueues is dangerous and will be forbidden.
>> Replace system_wq with local wwan_wq.
>>
>> Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/49925af7-78a8-a3dd-bce6-cfc02e1a9236@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp
> > Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>
>
> Could you add a 'Fixes' tag?

>From what I understand, an inaccurate flushing of the system work
queue can potentially cause a system freeze. That is why
flush_scheduled_work() is planned to be removed. The hwsim module is
just a random function user without any known issues. So, a 'fixes'
tag is not required here, and there is no need to bother the stable
team with a change backport.

Anyway, Tetsuo, you missed a target tree in the subject. If this is
not a fix, then you probably should target your changes to the
'net-next' tree.

-- 
Sergey

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