Re: Getting the new RxRPC patches upstream

From: David Howells
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 04:11:29 EST

Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes sure. Note that this is documented:
> /*
> * Kill off a pending schedule_delayed_work(). Note that the work callback
> * function may still be running on return from cancel_delayed_work(). Run
> * flush_workqueue() or cancel_work_sync() to wait on it.
> */

No, it isn't documented. It says that the *work* callback may be running, but
does not mention the timer callback. However, just looking at the
cancellation function source made it clear that this would wait for the timer
handler to return first.

However, is it worth just making cancel_delayed_work() a void function and not
returning anything? I'm not sure the return value is very useful.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at