Re: [PATCH 2/2] [media] cx25821: Remove deprecated create_singlethread_workqueue
From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 - 19:56:45 EST
On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 02:43:20PM +0530, Bhaktipriya Shridhar wrote:
> The workqueue "_irq_audio_queues" runs the audio upstream handler.
> It has a single work item(&dev->_audio_work_entry) and hence doesn't
> require ordering. Also, it is not being used on a memory reclaim path.
> Hence, the singlethreaded workqueue has been replaced with the use of
> System workqueues have been able to handle high level of concurrency
> for a long time now and hence it's not required to have a singlethreaded
> workqueue just to gain concurrency. Unlike a dedicated per-cpu workqueue
> created with create_singlethread_workqueue(), system_wq allows multiple
> work items to overlap executions even on the same CPU; however, a
> per-cpu workqueue doesn't have any CPU locality or global ordering
> guarantee unless the target CPU is explicitly specified and thus the
> increase of local concurrency shouldn't make any difference.
The patch seems to be missing update to wq destruction path.