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From: Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us>
To: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@gmail.com>
Cc: Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>,
	Ido Schimmel <idosch@mellanox.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mlxsw: core: Remove deprecated create_workqueue
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:55:27 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20160608075527.GA2201@nanopsycho.orion> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160607195946.GA11743@Karyakshetra>

Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 09:59:46PM CEST, bhaktipriya96@gmail.com wrote:
>alloc_workqueue replaces deprecated create_workqueue().
>
>A dedicated workqueue has been used since the workqueue
>mlxsw_wq is used for FDB notif. processing with workitems that are
>involved in normal device operation && because it's a network device
>which can be depended upon during memory reclaim.
>
>Workitems &trans->timeout_dw and &mlxsw_sp->fdb_notify.dw,
>map to mlxsw_sp_fdb_notify_work (processes FDB notifications from the
>underlying device and resolves the netdev to which the entry points to
>and notifies the bridge using the switchdev notifier) and
>mlxsw_emad_trans_timeout_work (provides async EMAD register access)
>respectively. They require forward progress under memory pressure and
>hence, WQ_MEM_RECLAIM has been set.
>
>Since there are only a fixed number of work items, explicit concurrency
>limit is unnecessary here.
>
>Signed-off-by: Bhaktipriya Shridhar <bhaktipriya96@gmail.com>

Acked-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-06-08  7:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-07 19:59 Bhaktipriya Shridhar
2016-06-08  7:53 ` Ido Schimmel
2016-06-08  7:55 ` Jiri Pirko [this message]
2016-06-10  6:50 ` David Miller

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