work_struct not getting scheduled

Dave Hylands dhylands at
Thu Apr 21 11:59:48 EDT 2011

Hi Pankaj,

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 5:14 AM, Pankaj B <xpankajbx at> wrote:
> Hi,
> At my end I was using tasklets to do some handling. But while
> doing the handling the handler had to sleep, so I had to switch to
>  workqueues. I am scheduling a work as follows:
> INIT_WORK(&event->work, do_handling_work);
> schedule_work(&event->work);
> flush_scheduled_work();
> But the work never gets scheduled. I have put some printks in the
> do_handling_work() function. Creating workqueue and queueing
> the work to that workqueue doen't work either. I find this a
> very strange problem. Does anybody knows about this?
> FYI: my system has heavy IO load when I schedule the work.

Which version of linux are you using?

Dave Hylands
Shuswap, BC, Canada

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