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SubjectRe: a nohup-like interface to cpu affinity

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Linux maillist account wrote:

> A nohup-like interface to the cpu affinity service would be useful. It
> could work like the
> following example:
> $ cpuselect -c 1,3-5 gcc -c module.c

yep, this can be done via the chaff utility i posted:

gcc -c module.c & ./chaff $! 0x6

or, it can be done by changing the affinity of the current shell, every
new child process will inherit it:

./chaff $$ 0x6; gcc -c module.c

(or a cpuselect utility can be written.)

> On another subject -- capabilities -- any process should be able to
> reduce the number of cpus in its own cpu affinity mask without any
> special permission. To add cpus to a reduced mask, or to change the
> cpu affinity mask of other processes, should require the appropriate
> capability, be it CAP_SYS_NICE, CAP_SYS_ADMIN, or whatever is decided.

yep, this is how sched_set_affinity() is workig - it allows the setting of
affinities if either CAP_SYS_NICE is set, or the process' uid/gid matches
that of the target process' effective uid/gid.


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