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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] Freezer: Read PF_BORROWED_MM in a nonracy way
On 05/12, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>
> Do we need freezer? Should we freeze kernel threads? I can't judge. I tried
> to read a long thread about suspend, and failed to understand it.
>
> I personally think we can simplify things if CPU-hotplug use freezer, at least.

Just a small example,

debug_smp_processor_id:

/*
* Kernel threads bound to a single CPU can safely use
* smp_processor_id():
*/
this_mask = cpumask_of_cpu(this_cpu);
if (cpus_equal(current->cpus_allowed, this_mask))
goto out;
This is not true with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU. This becomes true if we freeze
the kernel threads from CPU_DOWN_PREPARE to CPU_DEAD.

Oleg.

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