path: root/drivers/siox
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authorUwe Kleine-König <>2018-06-28 09:57:42 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2018-07-07 17:38:57 +0200
commite890591413819eeb604207ad3261ba617b2ec0bb (patch)
tree16d356d9ca2a3c2de4f07cee8ea1b681406578b7 /drivers/siox
parent7e6f7d24535b7c1edec3605d85c7684f7388d122 (diff)
siox: don't create a thread without starting it
When a siox master device is registered a kthread is created that is only started when triggered by userspace. So this thread might be in TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE state for long and trigger a warning [ 241.130465] INFO: task siox-0:626 blocked for more than 120 seconds. with the respective debug settings enabled. It might be right to put an unstarted thread to TASK_IDLE (in kernel/kthread.c:kthread()) instead, but independant of this discussion it is cleaner for siox_master_register() to start the thread immediately. The effect is that it enters its own waiting state and then stays in state TASK_IDLE which doesn't trigger the above warning. As siox_poll_thread() uses some variables of the device the initialisation of these is moved before thread creation. Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <> Acked-by: Gavin Schenk <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/siox')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/siox/siox-core.c b/drivers/siox/siox-core.c
index 3115f930fa83..f8c08fb9891d 100644
--- a/drivers/siox/siox-core.c
+++ b/drivers/siox/siox-core.c
@@ -715,17 +715,17 @@ int siox_master_register(struct siox_master *smaster)
dev_set_name(&smaster->dev, "siox-%d", smaster->busno);
+ mutex_init(&smaster->lock);
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&smaster->devices);
smaster->last_poll = jiffies;
- smaster->poll_thread = kthread_create(siox_poll_thread, smaster,
- "siox-%d", smaster->busno);
+ smaster->poll_thread = kthread_run(siox_poll_thread, smaster,
+ "siox-%d", smaster->busno);
if (IS_ERR(smaster->poll_thread)) {
smaster->active = 0;
return PTR_ERR(smaster->poll_thread);
- mutex_init(&smaster->lock);
- INIT_LIST_HEAD(&smaster->devices);
ret = device_add(&smaster->dev);
if (ret)