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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] Dynamic sched domains aka Isolated cpusets
On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 08:26:39AM -0700, Paul Jackson wrote:
> * Your understanding of "cpu_exclusive" is not the same as mine.

Sorry for creating confusion by what I said earlier, I do understand
exactly what cpu_exclusive means. Its just that when I started
working on this (a long time ago) I had a different notion and that is
what I was referring to, I probably should never have brought that up

>
> > Since isolated cpusets are trying to partition the system, this
> > can be restricted to only the first level of cpusets.
>
> I do not think such a restriction is a good idea. For example, lets say
> our 8 CPU system has the following cpusets:
>

And my current implementation has no such restriction, I was only
suggesting that to simplify the code.

>
> > Also I think we can add further restrictions in terms not being able
> > to change (add/remove) cpus within a isolated cpuset.
>
> My approach agrees on this restriction. Earlier I wrote:
> > Also note that adding or removing a cpu from a cpuset that has
> > its domain_cpu_current flag set true must fail, and similarly
> > for domain_mem_current.
>
> This restriction is required in my approach because the CPUs in the
> domain_cpu_current cpusets (the isolated CPUs, in your terms) form a
> partition (disjoint cover) of the CPUs in the system, which property
> would be violated immediately if any CPU were added or removed from any
> cpuset defining the partition.

See my other note explaining how things work currently. I do feel that
this restriction is not good

-Dinakar
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