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-rw-r--r--mm/backing-dev.c8
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index 71034f41a2b..7ba8feae11b 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -600,14 +600,10 @@ static void bdi_wb_shutdown(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
/*
* Finally, kill the kernel thread. We don't need to be RCU
- * safe anymore, since the bdi is gone from visibility. Force
- * unfreeze of the thread before calling kthread_stop(), otherwise
- * it would never exet if it is currently stuck in the refrigerator.
+ * safe anymore, since the bdi is gone from visibility.
*/
- if (bdi->wb.task) {
- thaw_process(bdi->wb.task);
+ if (bdi->wb.task)
kthread_stop(bdi->wb.task);
- }
}
/*