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    Subject[PATCH] cpuset code prevents binding tasks to new cpus
    Anton Blanchard wrote:
    > Hi,
    > > Your query confuses me, about 4 different ways ...
    > >
    > > 1) What does sched_setaffinity have to do with this part of cpusets?
    > long sched_setaffinity(pid_t pid, cpumask_t new_mask)
    > {
    > ...
    > cpus_allowed = cpuset_cpus_allowed(p);
    > cpus_and(new_mask, new_mask, cpus_allowed);
    > retval = set_cpus_allowed(p, new_mask);
    > If cpuset_cpus_allowed doesnt return the current online mask and we want
    > to schedule on a cpu that has been added since boot it looks like we
    > will fail.
    > > 2) What did you mean by "statically assigned"? At boot, whatever cpus
    > > and memory nodes are online are copied to the top_cpuset's settings.
    > > As Simon suggests, it would be up to the hotplug/hotunplug folks to
    > > update these top_cpuset settings, as cpus and nodes come and go.
    > Its up to the cpusets code to register a hotplug notifier to update the
    > top_cpuset maps.

    I think a notifier is overkill, the top_cpuset mask should just be a
    copy of cpu_possible_map, which doesn't change after boot so we don't
    have to worry about keeping it in sync. cpuset_cpus_allowed already
    guarantees online cpus in the returned mask.

    > > 3) I don't understand what you thought was suspicious here.
    > > 4) I don't understand what you expected to see instead here.
    > If the top level cpuset pointed to cpu_online_map instead of a boot time
    > copy we wouldnt need any hotplug gunk in the cpusets code.
    > Maybe the notifier is the right way to go, but it seems strange to
    > create two copies of cpu_online_map (with the associated possibiliy of
    > the two getting out of sync).


    Here's a patch:

    We have this code in sched_setaffinity:

    cpus_allowed = cpuset_cpus_allowed(p);
    cpus_and(new_mask, new_mask, cpus_allowed);
    retval = set_cpus_allowed(p, new_mask);

    In the default case (the task belongs to the default toplevel cpuset),
    cpuset_cpus_allowed always returns a copy of whatever cpu_online_map
    was at boot. When a new cpu is added to the system, the user is
    unable to bind tasks to the new cpu -- in the code above we wind up
    passing an empty cpumask to set_cpus_allowed and get -EINVAL.

    Since cpuset_cpus_allowed already ensures that the cpumask it returns
    reflects only online cpus, setting the default cpuset's cpus_allowed
    mask to cpu_possible_map (which never changes) ensures correct

    Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <>

    --- cpuhp-sched_setaffinity.orig/kernel/cpuset.c
    +++ cpuhp-sched_setaffinity/kernel/cpuset.c
    @@ -2041,7 +2041,7 @@ out:

    void __init cpuset_init_smp(void)
    - top_cpuset.cpus_allowed = cpu_online_map;
    + top_cpuset.cpus_allowed = cpu_possible_map;
    top_cpuset.mems_allowed = node_online_map;

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