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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] lib: cpu_rmap: avoid flushing all workqueues
On Wed, 2013-01-02 at 13:52 -0800, David Decotigny wrote:
> In some cases, free_irq_cpu_rmap() is called while holding a lock
> (eg. rtnl). This can lead to deadlocks, because it invokes
> flush_scheduled_work() which ends up waiting for whole system
> workqueue to flush, but some pending works might try to acquire the
> lock we are already holding.
> This commit uses reference-counting to replace
> irq_run_affinity_notifiers(). It also removes
> irq_run_affinity_notifiers() altogether.
> Signed-off-by: David Decotigny <>

Reviewed-by: Ben Hutchings <>

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