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SubjectRe: keventd gives exceptional priority to usermode helpers
* Jan Engelhardt (jengelh@linux01.gwdg.de) wrote:
> --- usr_A/src/kotd/linux-2.6.8-20041204030200/kernel/kmod.c 2004-12-06 14:28:44.000000000 +0100
> +++ usr_B/src/kotd/linux-2.6.8-20041204030200/kernel/kmod.c 2005-01-06 11:44:04.130600000 +0100
> @@ -165,6 +165,7 @@ static int ____call_usermodehelper(void
>
> /* We can run anywhere, unlike our parent keventd(). */
> set_cpus_allowed(current, CPU_MASK_ALL);
> + set_user_nice(current, 0);

Seems reasonable. Although, I don't see a niceval of -20, but -5 on
keventd (workqueues do set_user_nice(-5)). Also, this patch is
whitespace damaged, should be tab not spaces.

thanks,
-chris
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