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-rw-r--r--mm/backing-dev.c7
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index eaa4a5bbe06..c2bf86f470e 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -445,8 +445,8 @@ static int bdi_forker_thread(void *ptr)
switch (action) {
case FORK_THREAD:
__set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
- task = kthread_run(bdi_writeback_thread, &bdi->wb, "flush-%s",
- dev_name(bdi->dev));
+ task = kthread_create(bdi_writeback_thread, &bdi->wb,
+ "flush-%s", dev_name(bdi->dev));
if (IS_ERR(task)) {
/*
* If thread creation fails, force writeout of
@@ -457,10 +457,13 @@ static int bdi_forker_thread(void *ptr)
/*
* The spinlock makes sure we do not lose
* wake-ups when racing with 'bdi_queue_work()'.
+ * And as soon as the bdi thread is visible, we
+ * can start it.
*/
spin_lock_bh(&bdi->wb_lock);
bdi->wb.task = task;
spin_unlock_bh(&bdi->wb_lock);
+ wake_up_process(task);
}
break;