Re: [linux-pm] [PATCH v4] pm_qos: make update_request non blocking

From: James Bottomley
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 10:44:21 EST

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 16:33 +0200, Florian Mickler wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:25:52 -0500
> James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Actually, pm_qos_remove now needs a flush_scheduled work since you don't
> > want to return until the list is clear (since the next action may be to
> > free the object).
> The work-items are allocated in the pm_qos objects (which get never
> freed), so we should be fine there.

That's not a safe assumption. Once we get into drivers, timers and cpu
ilde states, I can see these things being in modules.

Regardless, it's bad programming practise to be using something after
the final remove is called, it certainly violates the principle of least
surprise and would usually eventually cause problems.


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