[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH v3 0/1] multi-threading device shutdown

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon May 14 15:03:36 UTC 2018

On Mon, May 07, 2018 at 11:54:01AM -0400, Pavel Tatashin wrote:
> Changelog
> v2 - v3
> 	- Fixed warning from kbuild test.
> 	- Moved device_lock/device_unlock inside device_shutdown_tree().
> v1 - v2
> 	- It turns out we cannot lock more than MAX_LOCK_DEPTH by a single
> 	  thread. (By default this value is 48), and is used to detect
> 	  deadlocks. So, I re-wrote the code to only lock one devices per
> 	  thread instead of pre-locking all devices by the main thread.
> 	- Addressed comments from Tobin C. Harding.
> 	- As suggested by Alexander Duyck removed ixgbe changes. It can be
> 	  done as a separate work scaling RTNL mutex.
> Do a faster shutdown by calling dev->*->shutdown(dev) in parallel.
> device_shutdown() calls these functions for every single device but
> only using one thread.
> Since, nothing else is running on the machine by the device_shutdown()
> s called, there is no reason not to utilize all the available CPU
> resources.

Ah, we can hope so.  I bet this is going to break something, so can we
have some way of turning it on/off dynamically for when it does?


greg k-h

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