Re: [PATCH 0/8] floppy: cleanup patches

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 15:05:44 EST

On Wed, 9 Jun 2010, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Current plan is to convert all the timers and old BH code to go through
> a single workqueue. This avoids all the races and cleans up the cancellation
> logic as well without having lots of other changes.

That will definitely help. We still end up with the things that call the
request queue directly as a second (nonworkqueue) thread, but I think
that's what the floppy_lock has _traditionally_ protected against, so it
might all work out and largely fix the locking.

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