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SubjectRe: [BUG] cpu-hotplug: Can't offline the CPU with naughty realtime processes
On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 04:32:56PM +0530, Srivatsa Vaddagiri wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 04:17:24PM +0530, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
> > Nevertheless, with the freezer based approach that we're experimenting,
> > this problem shouldn't arise. We expect the whole system to get frozen
> > before we actually do a cpu_down() (which will then call
> > __stop_machine_run). So any such rogue RT task will have to first fail
> > the freezer ( which it will),
> >From what I understand of the freezer, if the RT task is running in user
> space (which seems to be the case in this thread), it should get frozen even
> if it is a forever running SCHED_FIFO task at MAX_RT_PRIO -1 priority?

Yes, you are right. It will end up getting the fake signal.
So yeah, freezer pretty much solves the problem for cpu hotplug.

But I now wonder if we will have some problem with module stopping if we
have a high prio SCHED_FIFO in the system.

> --
> Regards,
> vatsa

Gautham R Shenoy
Linux Technology Center
IBM India.
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