Re: [PATCH] powerpc pseries eeh: Convert to kthread API

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Tue Apr 24 2007 - 00:54:26 EST

Paul Mackerras <paulus@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Eric W. Biederman writes:
>> Well the basic problem is that for any piece of code that can be modular
>> we need a way to ensure all threads it has running are shutdown when we
>> remove the module.
> The EEH code can't be modular, and wouldn't make any sense to be
> modular, since it's part of the infrastructure for accessing PCI
> devices.

Agreed. However most kthread users are modular and make sense to
be so we need to design to handle modular users.

I don't think the idiom of go fire off a thread to handle something
is specific to non-modular users.

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