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SubjectRe: [PATCH repost] sched: export sched_set/getaffinity to modules
On 7/4/2010 2:00 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 11:06:37PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>
>> On 07/02, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 11:01 -0700, Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
>>>
>>>> Does it (Tejun's kthread_clone() patch) also inherit the
>>>> cgroup of the caller?
>>>>
>>> Of course, its a simple do_fork() which inherits everything just as you
>>> would expect from a similar sys_clone()/sys_fork() call.
>>>
>> Yes. And I'm afraid it can inherit more than we want. IIUC, this is called
>> from ioctl(), right?
>>
>> Then the new thread becomes the natural child of the caller, and it shares
>> ->mm with the parent. And files, dup_fd() without CLONE_FS.
>>
>> Signals. Say, if you send SIGKILL to this new thread, it can't sleep in
>> TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE or KILLABLE after that. And this SIGKILL can be sent
>> just because the parent gets SIGQUIT or abother coredumpable signal.
>> Or the new thread can recieve SIGSTOP via ^Z.
>>
>> Perhaps this is OK, I do not know. Just to remind that kernel_thread()
>> is merely clone(CLONE_VM).
>>
>> Oleg.
>>
>
> Right. Doing this might break things like flush. The signal and exit
> behaviour needs to be examined carefully. I am also unsure whether
> using such threads might be more expensive than inheriting kthreadd.
>
>
Should we just leave it to the userspace to set the cgroup/cpumask after
qemu starts the guest and
the vhost threads?

Thanks
Sridhar




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