Re: [RFC PATCH] Multi-threaded device probing

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 17:58:29 EST

On Tuesday 25 July 2006 16:30, Greg KH wrote:
> During the kernel summit, I was reminded by the wish by some people to
> do device probing in parallel, so I created the following patch. It
> offers up the ability for the driver core to create a new thread for
> every driver<->device probe call. To enable this, the driver needs to
> have the multithread_probe flag set to 1, otherwise the "traditional"
> sequencial probe happens.

Another option would be to have probing still serialized within a bus but
serviced by a separate thread. The thread can die after let's say 1 minute
inactivity timeout and respawned if needed.

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