[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH v4 0/1] multi-threading device shutdown

Pavel Tatashin pasha.tatashin at oracle.com
Mon May 14 19:42:53 UTC 2018

v3 - v4
	- Added device_shutdown_serial kernel parameter to disable
	  multi-threading as suggested by Greg Kroah-Hartman

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 time
device_shutdown() is called, there is no reason not to utilize all the
available CPU resources.

Pavel Tatashin (1):
  drivers core: multi-threading device shutdown

 drivers/base/core.c | 292 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 242 insertions(+), 50 deletions(-)


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