Re: [PATCH] net: ethernet: wiznet: Remove create_workqueue

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Jun 02 2016 - 15:15:47 EST

From: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 23:29:15 +0530

> alloc_workqueue replaces deprecated create_workqueue().
> A dedicated workqueue has been used since the workitems are involved
> in normal device operation. Workitems &priv->rx_work and &priv->tx_work,
> map to w5100_rx_work and w5100_tx_work respectively and are involved in
> receiving and transmitting packets. Forward progress under
> memory pressure is a requirement here.
> create_workqueue has been replaced with alloc_workqueue with max_active
> as 0 since there is no need for throttling the number of active work
> items.
> Since the driver may be used in memory reclaim path,
> WQ_MEM_RECLAIM has been set to guarantee forward progress.
> flush_workqueue is unnecessary since destroy_workqueue() itself calls
> drain_workqueue() which flushes repeatedly till the workqueue
> becomes empty. Hence the call to flush_workqueue() has been dropped.
> Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@xxxxxxxxx>

Applied to net-next, thanks.