ipc: invoke the ipcns notifier chain as a work item
authorNadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net>
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 08:00:43 +0000 (01:00 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:06:12 +0000 (08:06 -0700)
Make the memory hotplug chain's mutex held for a shorter time: when memory is
offlined or onlined a work item is added to the global workqueue.  When the
work item is run, it notifies the ipcns notifier chain with the

Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net>
Cc: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

index 2d545d7..7a5d5e3 100644 (file)
@@ -58,6 +58,14 @@ atomic_t nr_ipc_ns = ATOMIC_INIT(1);
+static void ipc_memory_notifier(struct work_struct *work)
+       ipcns_notify(IPCNS_MEMCHANGED);
+static DECLARE_WORK(ipc_memory_wq, ipc_memory_notifier);
 static int ipc_memory_callback(struct notifier_block *self,
                                unsigned long action, void *arg)
@@ -67,8 +75,13 @@ static int ipc_memory_callback(struct notifier_block *self,
                 * This is done by invoking the ipcns notifier chain with the
                 * IPC_MEMCHANGED event.
+                * In order not to keep the lock on the hotplug memory chain
+                * for too long, queue a work item that will, when waken up,
+                * activate the ipcns notification chain.
+                * No need to keep several ipc work items on the queue.
-               ipcns_notify(IPCNS_MEMCHANGED);
+               if (!work_pending(&ipc_memory_wq))
+                       schedule_work(&ipc_memory_wq);
        case MEM_GOING_ONLINE:
        case MEM_GOING_OFFLINE: