Re: [PATCH v3 3/9] memory-hotplug: flush the work for the node whenthe node is offlined

From: Wen Congyang
Date: Fri Oct 19 2012 - 03:47:40 EST

At 10/19/2012 03:01 PM, KOSAKI Motohiro Wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:46 AM, <wency@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> From: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> If the node is onlined after it is offlined, we will clear the memory
>> to store the node's information. This structure contains struct work,
>> so we should flush work before the work's information is cleared.
> This explanation is incorrect. Even if you don't call memset(), you should
> call flush_work() at offline event. Because of, after offlinining, we
> shouldn't touch any node data. Alive workqueue violate this principle.

Yes, I will update the description.

> And, hmmm... Wait. Usually workqueue shutdowning has two phase. 1)
> inhibit enqueue new work 2) flush work. Otherwise other cpus may
> enqueue new work after flush_work(). Where is (1)?

We schedule the work only when a memory section is onlined/offlined on this
node. When we come here, all the memory on this node has been offlined,
so we won't enqueue new work to this work. I will add a comment
to descript this.

Wen Congyang

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