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Subject[Trivial Patch] cpusets docs - mention notify_on_release
Provide (minimal) documentation of the cpusets notify_on_release file.

Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <>

Index: 2.6.12-pj/Documentation/cpusets.txt
--- 2.6.12-pj.orig/Documentation/cpusets.txt 2005-03-26 19:57:27.000000000 -0800
+++ 2.6.12-pj/Documentation/cpusets.txt 2005-03-26 19:58:43.000000000 -0800
@@ -166,6 +166,7 @@ containing the following files describin
- mems: list of Memory Nodes in that cpuset
- cpu_exclusive flag: is cpu placement exclusive?
- mem_exclusive flag: is memory placement exclusive?
+ - notify_on_release: call /sbin/cpuset_release_agent on exit if set
- tasks: list of tasks (by pid) attached to that cpuset

New cpusets are created using the mkdir system call or shell
@@ -333,7 +334,7 @@ Now you want to do something with this c

In this directory you can find several files:
# ls
-cpus cpu_exclusive mems mem_exclusive tasks
+cpus cpu_exclusive mems mem_exclusive notify_on_release tasks

Reading them will give you information about the state of this cpuset:
the CPUs and Memory Nodes it can use, the processes that are using
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