Re: [PATCH v2] fs/nfsd/nfs4callback: Remove deprecated create_singlethread_workqueue

From: Jeff Layton
Date: Wed Aug 31 2016 - 11:01:35 EST

On Wed, 2016-08-31 at 10:39 -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Jeff.
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 05:07:23PM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> >
> > Hah! I have almost exactly the same patch in my tree. I've only not
> > sent it because I haven't had the chance to test it well.
> >
> > The only difference in mine is that it passes in WQ_UNBOUND. ISTM
> > that
> > we don't really need a bound workqueue here since we only use this
> > to
> > kick off callbacks to the client. I doubt we'd get much out of
> > strictly
> > maintaining cache locality here, and we're better off just sending
> > it
> > the callback as quickly as possible.
> We recently broke strong locality guarantee for users which don't use
> queue_work_on(), so the default locality is now only for optimization
> instead of correctness anyway.ÂÂUnless there are actual benefits to
> using WQ_UNBOUND, I think in general it's better to stick with as
> little attributes as possible so that we have more maneuvering room
> down the line.ÂÂBut, yeah, if this can impact performance in subtle
> ways, it could be best to just do an identity conversion at least for
> now.
> Thanks.

Ahh ok, thanks...that's good to know. If you think we don't need
WQ_UNBOUND then this is fine with me.

Reviewed-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@xxxxxxxxxx>