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    SubjectRe: patch] cpusets, cgroups: disallow attaching kthreadd
    On Tue, 18 Oct 2011, Mike Galbraith wrote:

    > Ahem, the buildable copy..
    > I've been asked to add this toe saver to the trees I work on at least
    > until something better comes along. ACK/NACK equally understandable
    > given the infrequency of the toe shooting, and user's right to do so.
    > Off you go, fly or die little patchlet.


    > cpusets, cgroups: disallow attaching kthreadd
    > Allowing kthreadd to be moved to a non-root group makes no sense, it being
    > a global resource, and needlessly leads unsuspecting users toward trouble.
    > 1. An RT workqueue worker thread spawned in a task group with no rt_runtime
    > allocated is not schedulable. Simple user error, but harmful to the box.
    > 2. A worker thread which acquires PF_THREAD_BOUND can never leave a cpuset,
    > rendering the cpuset immortal.
    > Save the user some unexpected trouble, just say no.
    > Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <>

    Acked-by: David Rientjes <>

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