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What is the correct approach to utilizing completions in a Linux kernel module to handle a potential lengthy task in the complete() function?

asked 2022-10-07 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2023-01-25 04:00:00 +0000

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The correct approach to utilizing completions in a Linux kernel module to handle a potential lengthy task in the complete() function is as follows:

  1. Define a completion variable in the module's data structure.

  2. Initialize the completion variable using init_completion() function.

  3. Start the lengthy task in a separate thread or workqueue.

  4. After the task is completed, call complete() on the completion variable to wake up any processes waiting on it.

  5. In order to wait for the task to complete before returning from the module's exit routine or any other critical section, use waitforcompletion() or waitforcompletion_interruptible() functions respectively.

This approach ensures that the completion mechanism is used to synchronize the completion of the lengthy task with other activities in the module while avoiding deadlocks and other issues.

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