Re: vmstat: On demand vmstat workers V8
From: Lai Jiangshan
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 - 23:10:29 EST
On 07/29/2014 11:39 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2014, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Hmmm, well, then it's something else. Either a bug in workqueue or in
>> the caller. Given the track record, the latter is more likely.
>> e.g. it looks kinda suspicious that the work func is cleared after
>> cancel_delayed_work_sync() is called. What happens if somebody tries
>> to schedule it inbetween?
> Here is yet another patch to also address this idea:
> Subject: vmstat: Clear the work.func before cancelling delayed work
> Looks strange to me but Tejun thinks this could do some good.
> If this really is the right thing to do then cancel_delayed_work should
> zap the work func itselt I think.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
> Index: linux/mm/vmstat.c
> --- linux.orig/mm/vmstat.c 2014-07-29 10:22:45.073884943 -0500
> +++ linux/mm/vmstat.c 2014-07-29 10:34:45.083369228 -0500
> @@ -1277,8 +1277,8 @@ static int vmstat_cpuup_callback(struct
> case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE:
> case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE_FROZEN:
> - cancel_delayed_work_sync(&per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu));
> per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu).work.func = NULL;
> + cancel_delayed_work_sync(&per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu));
I think we should just remove "per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu).work.func = NULL;"
> case CPU_DOWN_FAILED:
> case CPU_DOWN_FAILED_FROZEN:
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