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SubjectRe: [patch] 2.4.19-pre10-ac2: O(1) scheduler merge, -A3.
On Mon, 17 Jun 2002 05:24:30 +0200 (CEST)
Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

> > > - sched_setaffinity() & sched_getaffinity() syscalls on x86.
> >
> > Do we want to introduce this into 2.4 now? I realize 2.4-ac is not 2.4
> > proper, but if there is a chance this interface could change...
>
> the setaffinity()/getaffinity() interface looks pretty robust, i dont
> expect any changes

There's one coming. In 2.5.soon, you'll need to handle the "CPU going away"
signal, otherwise your process will abort as someone downs a CPU.

The problem with backporting one and not the other, is that apps can't be
written correctly for 2.4 and 2.5 8(

Rusty.
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