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SubjectRe: [Experimental CPU Hotplug PATCH] - Move migrate_all_tasks to CPU_DEAD handling
Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 19:26, Nick Piggin wrote:
>
>>Note there was already that check in the wakeup path, although
>>I suspect it was someone being overly cautious and isn't required.
>
>
> No, it really is required.
>
> The stop_machine thread runs on the cpu, then kicks everyone else off,
> then does a complete() (in stop_machine.c:do_stop()). Without this
> check, the complete() drags the sleeping process (which called
> stop_machine) onto the dying CPU.
>
> Hmm, maybe we could explicitly exclude downed cpu from calling task's
> mask. Kind of hacky: theoretically you should never modify a task's
> affinity unless the user actually asked for it (since anyone can ask for
> another tasks affinity).
>

Ahh yeah ok. Well it seems this isn't required with Srivatsa's
patch though, although it would be required again if my lazy
migrate patch were to go on top of that.

In that case, I'm happy with moving migrate_all_tasks to
CPU_DEAD handling, and keeping the lazy migrate patch out of
the tree.
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