[PATCH] iwlwifi: dvm: convert create_singlethread_workqueue() to alloc_workqueue()

From: Eva Rachel Retuya
Date: Thu Mar 17 2016 - 08:39:01 EST

Use alloc_workqueue() to allocate the workqueue instead of
create_singlethread_workqueue() since the latter is deprecated and is scheduled
for removal.

There are work items doing related operations that shouldn't be swapped when
queued in a certain order hence preserve the strict execution ordering of a
single threaded (ST) workqueue by setting max_active to 1 and adding the

In addition, there are work items dealing with temperature throttling (tt_work,
ct_enter, ct_exit). Adding the WQ_HIGHPRI flag would place the work items in a
high priority workqueue.

Lastly, guarantee forward progress for work items depended upon during memory
reclaim by the addition of the WQ_MEM_RECLAIM flag.

Signed-off-by: Eva Rachel Retuya <eraretuya@xxxxxxxxx>
To the maintainers:
Just to confirm, are work items depended upon during memory reclaim? If not, the WQ_MEM_RECLAIM flag will be dropped. I added it just in case since create_singlethread_workqueue() also sets this flag.

drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/dvm/main.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/dvm/main.c b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/dvm/main.c
index f62c2d7..37fa11c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/dvm/main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/dvm/main.c
@@ -1071,7 +1071,8 @@ static void iwl_bg_restart(struct work_struct *data)

static void iwl_setup_deferred_work(struct iwl_priv *priv)
- priv->workqueue = create_singlethread_workqueue(DRV_NAME);
+ priv->workqueue = alloc_workqueue(DRV_NAME, WQ_HIGHPRI | WQ_UNBOUND |

INIT_WORK(&priv->restart, iwl_bg_restart);
INIT_WORK(&priv->beacon_update, iwl_bg_beacon_update);