Re: [PATCH 39/40] gfs2: use workqueue instead of slow-work

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 19:55:55 EST


On 01/18/2010 09:07 PM, Steven Whitehouse wrote:
> Hmm, I thought I'd checked slow work pretty carefully before I decided
> to use it :( Looking at it though, its pretty unlikely that it would
> cause a problem. We can be 100% safe by just increasing the number of
> slow work threads to one per mounted gfs2 fs (assuming no other slow
> work users).

I don't think that will guarantee anything as there's nothing which
guarantees the new additional work to the gfs2 code. At any rate,
these problems are pretty unlikely to happen but they still need
guarantees, so...

> Anyway, if its easy to solve that problem in the new code, thats all
> good :-) Thanks for pointing out this issue,

Yeap, I'll post updated patch soonish.


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