Re: [PATCH] ia64 sn xpc: Convert to use kthread API.

From: Jes Sorensen <jes_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2007-04-24 03:11:49
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 01:58:44AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
>>
>> This patch starts the xpc kernel threads using kthread_run
>> not a combination of kernel_thread and daemonize.  Resuling
>> in slightly simpler and more maintainable code.
> 
> This driver is a really twisted maze.  It has a lot of threads,
> some of them running through the whole lifetime of the driver,
> some short-lived and some in a sort of a pool.
> 
> The patch below fixes up the long-lived thread as well as fixing
> gazillions of leaks in the init routine by switching to proper
> goto-based unwinding.
> 
> Note that thread pools are something we have in a few places,
> and might be worth handling in the core kthread infrastructure,
> as tearing down pools will get a bit complicated using the
> kthread APIs.

Like with the previous patch from Eric, I'm CC'ing the correct people
for this patch (forwarded it in a seperate email). CC'ing irrelevant
lists such as containers@ and not linux-ia64@ makes it somewhat
difficult to get proper reviews of these things.

Russ/Dean/Robin - could one of you provide some feedback to this one
please.

Thanks,
Jes
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