Commit b7363e67 authored by Sagi Grimberg's avatar Sagi Grimberg Committed by Doug Ledford
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IB/device: Convert ib-comp-wq to be CPU-bound

This workqueue is used by our storage target mode ULPs
via the new CQ API. Recent observations when working
with very high-end flash storage devices reveal that
UNBOUND workqueue threads can migrate between cpu cores
and even numa nodes (although some numa locality is accounted

While this attribute can be useful in some workloads,
it does not fit in very nicely with the normal
run-to-completion model we usually use in our target-mode
ULPs and the block-mq irq<->cpu affinity facilities.

The whole block-mq concept is that the completion will
land on the same cpu where the submission was performed.
The fact that our submitter thread is migrating cpus
can break this locality.

We assume that as a target mode ULP, we will serve multiple
initiators/clients and we can spread the load enough without
having to use unbound kworkers.

Also, while we're at it, expose this workqueue via sysfs which
is harmless and can be useful for debug.

Signed-off-by: default avatarSagi Grimberg <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarBart Van Assche <;-->
Signed-off-by: default avatarDoug Ledford <>
parent fedd9e1f
......@@ -1029,8 +1029,7 @@ static int __init ib_core_init(void)
return -ENOMEM;
ib_comp_wq = alloc_workqueue("ib-comp-wq",
if (!ib_comp_wq) {
ret = -ENOMEM;
goto err;
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