Commit 4b9bc86d authored by Sebastian Andrzej Siewior's avatar Sebastian Andrzej Siewior Committed by Martin K. Petersen

fcoe: convert to kworker

The driver creates its own per-CPU threads which are updated based on
CPU hotplug events. It is also possible to use kworkers and remove some
of the kthread infrastrucure.

The code checked ->thread to decide if there is an active per-CPU
thread. By using the kworker infrastructure this is no longer
possible (or required). The thread pointer is saved in `kthread' instead
of `thread' so anything trying to use thread is caught by the
compiler. Currently only the bnx2fc driver is using struct fcoe_percpu_s
and the kthread member.

After a CPU went offline, we may still enqueue items on the "offline"
CPU. This isn't much of a problem. The work will be done on a random
CPU. The allocated crc_eof_page page won't be cleaned up. It is probably
expected that the CPU comes up at some point so it should not be a
problem. The crc_eof_page memory is released of course once the module
is removed.

This patch was only compile-tested due to -ENODEV.

Cc: Vasu Dev <>
Cc: "James E.J. Bottomley" <>
Cc: "Martin K. Petersen" <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Tested-by: default avatarJohannes Thumshirn <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarJohannes Thumshirn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin K. Petersen <>
parent 49a75815
......@@ -486,7 +486,7 @@ static int bnx2fc_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
__skb_queue_tail(&bg->fcoe_rx_list, skb);
if (bg->fcoe_rx_list.qlen == 1)
......@@ -2715,7 +2715,7 @@ static int __init bnx2fc_mod_init(void)
bg->thread = l2_thread;
bg->kthread = l2_thread;
for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
......@@ -2788,8 +2788,8 @@ static void __exit bnx2fc_mod_exit(void)
/* Destroy global thread */
bg = &bnx2fc_global;
l2_thread = bg->thread;
bg->thread = NULL;
l2_thread = bg->kthread;
bg->kthread = NULL;
while ((skb = __skb_dequeue(&bg->fcoe_rx_list)) != NULL)
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......@@ -319,14 +319,16 @@ struct fcoe_transport {
* struct fcoe_percpu_s - The context for FCoE receive thread(s)
* @thread: The thread context
* @kthread: The thread context (used by bnx2fc)
* @work: The work item (used by fcoe)
* @fcoe_rx_list: The queue of pending packets to process
* @page: The memory page for calculating frame trailer CRCs
* @crc_eof_offset: The offset into the CRC page pointing to available
* memory for a new trailer
struct fcoe_percpu_s {
struct task_struct *thread;
struct task_struct *kthread;
struct work_struct work;
struct sk_buff_head fcoe_rx_list;
struct page *crc_eof_page;
int crc_eof_offset;
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