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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH v7 9/9] block: Avoid deadlocks with bio allocation by stacking drivers



Hello,

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 12:42:37PM -0700, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> You want to point me at the relevant workqueue code? I'd really like to
> see what you did there, it's entirely possible you're aware of some
> issue I'm not but if not I'd like to take a stab at it.

I was mistaken.  The issue was that adding @gfp_flags to
kthread_create() wasn't trivial involving updates to arch callbacks,
so the timer was added to side-step the issue.  So, yeah, if it can be
made to work w/o timer, I think that would be better.

Thanks.

-- 
tejun


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