Commit 28747fcd authored by Matias Bjørling's avatar Matias Bjørling Committed by Jens Axboe
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block: remove WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT from kblockd

blk-mq issues async requests through kblockd. To issue a work request on
a specific CPU, kblockd_schedule_delayed_work_on is used. However, the
specific CPU choice may not be honored, if the power_efficient option
for workqueues is set. blk-mq requires that we have strict per-cpu
scheduling, so it wont work properly if kblockd is marked
POWER_EFFICIENT and power_efficient is set.

Remove the kblockd WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT flag to prevent this behavior.
This essentially reverts part of commit 695588f9

, which added
the WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT marker to kblockd.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMatias Bjørling <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent 54ae81cd
......@@ -3311,8 +3311,7 @@ int __init blk_dev_init(void)
/* used for unplugging and affects IO latency/throughput - HIGHPRI */
kblockd_workqueue = alloc_workqueue("kblockd",
if (!kblockd_workqueue)
panic("Failed to create kblockd\n");
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