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SubjectRe: [PATCH repost] sched: export sched_set/getaffinity to modules
On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 02:32:43PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 14:55 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > - why can't it set the kernel thread's affinity too?
> >
> > It can. However: the threads are started internally by the driver
> > when qemu does an ioctl. What we want to do is give it a sensible
> > default affinity. management tool can later tweak it if it wants to.
> So have that ioctl return the tid of that new fancy thread and then set
> its affinity, stuff it in cgroup, whatever you fancy.
> > > - what happens if someone changes the tasks' affinity?
> >
> > We would normally create a cgroup including all internal
> > tasks, making it easy to find and change affinity for
> > them all if necessary.
> And to stuff them in a cgroup you also need the tid, at which point it
> might as well set the affinity from userspace, right?

We also put it in a cgroup transparently. I think that it's actually
important to do it on thread creation: if we don't, malicious userspace
can create large amount of work exceeding the cgroup limits.

And the same applies so the affinity, right? If the qemu process
is limited to a set of CPUs, isn't it important to make
the kernel thread that does work our behalf limited to the same
set of CPUs?


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