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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kthread: Export kthread functions
On Sat, 25 Jul 2015, Richard Weinberger wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 12:45 AM, David Kershner
> <david.kershner@unisys.com> wrote:
> > The s-Par visornic driver, currently in staging, processes a queue
> > being serviced by the an s-Par service partition. We can get a message
> > that something has happened with the Service Partition, when that
> > happens, we must not access the channel until we get a message that the
> > service partition is back again.
> >
> > The visornic driver has a thread for processing the channel, when we
> > get the message, we need to be able to park the thread and then resume
> > it when the problem clears.
> >
> > We can do this with kthread_park and unpark but they are not exported
> > from the kernel, this patch exports the needed functions.
>
> Are you sure that you need these function?
> You would be the first user.

And a reasonable one. The use case is sensible and it's preferrable
that people reuse known to work core facilities instead of creating
their own variants.

> Please see: https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/7/8/1150

Please do not use lkml.org links. lkml.org sucks.

Thanks,

tglx


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