Re: [PATCH v2] xen: xen-pciback: Remove create_workqueue

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Wed Jun 01 2016 - 11:45:34 EST

On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 07:45:08PM +0530, Bhaktipriya Shridhar wrote:
> System workqueues have been able to handle high level of concurrency
> for a long time now and there's no reason to use dedicated workqueues
> just to gain concurrency. Replace dedicated xen_pcibk_wq with the
> use of system_wq.
> Unlike a dedicated per-cpu workqueue created with create_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 guarantees unless the target CPU is
> explicitly specified and thus the increase of local concurrency shouldn't
> make any difference.
> Since the work items could be pending, flush_work() has been used in
> xen_pcibk_disconnect(). xen_pcibk_xenbus_remove() calls free_pdev()
> which in turn calls xen_pcibk_disconnect() for every pdev to ensure that
> there is no pending task while disconnecting the driver.
> Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@xxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>