[PATCH 1/3] workqueue: migrate the new worker before add it to idle_list

From: Lai Jiangshan
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 - 23:04:59 EST

There is an undocumented requirement for create_worker() that it can
only be called from existing worker (aka. manager) except the first call.

The reason is that the current create_worker() queues the new worker to
idle_list at first and then wake up it. But the new worker is not
guaranteed to be migrated until it is waken up. Thus the
wq_worker_sleeping() may see the new non-local worker from the idle_list
if this block of code is not executed on the local CPU to disable
wq_worker_sleeping(). Existing worker can guarantee to run on local
CPU when !DISASSOCIATED, so create_worker() is required to be called
from existing worker/manager only currently.

But we are planning to allow create_worker() to be called out side
from its workers and the requirement should be alleviated. So we exchange
the order of the code, the new worker is woken up before queued
to idle_list.

Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/workqueue.c | 7 ++++++-
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
index 370f947..1d44d8d 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -1708,8 +1708,13 @@ static struct worker *create_worker(struct worker_pool *pool)
/* start the newly created worker */
- worker_enter_idle(worker);
+ /*
+ * Wake up the worker at first and then queue it to the idle_list,
+ * so that it is ensued that the wq_worker_sleeping() sees the worker
+ * had been migrated properly when sees this worker in the idle_list.
+ */
+ worker_enter_idle(worker);

return worker;

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