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    SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] cpusets: add interleave_over_allowed option
    > So the user space asks for 8 nodes because it knows the machine
    > has that many from /sys and it only gets 4 if a cpuset says so? That's
    > just bad semantics. And is not likely to make the user programs happy.

    That's no different than what can happen today -- if a task actually
    is in an 8 node cpuset, sets up its mempolicies accordingly, and then
    gets shoe horned into a 4 node cpuset.

    It's not good or bad; it's just interactions between two mechanisms.

    If your app doesn't run well in a small cpuset, don't run it there
    (or do run it there, poorly ;).

    I won't rest till it's the best ...
    Programmer, Linux Scalability
    Paul Jackson <> 1.925.600.0401
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