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Subject[PATCH] cpu-hotplug: Register update_sched_domains() notifier with higher prio
cpu-hotplug: Register update_sched_domains() notifier with higher prio
From: Gautham R Shenoy <>

The current -rt wake_up logic uses the rq->rd->online_map which is
updated on cpu-hotplug events by update_sched_domains(). Currently
update_sched_domains() is registered with a priority 0. It is
preferable that update_sched_domains() be the first notifier called on
a CPU_DEAD or CPU_ONLINE events inorder to ensure that the
rq->rd->online_map is in sync with the cpu_online_map.

This way on a CPU_DOWN_PREPARE,
we would destroy the sched_domains and reattach all the rq's to the
def_root_domain. This will be followed by a CPU_DOWN_PREPARE in
migration_call() which will clear the bit of the cpu going offline
from the corresponding rq.
This will ensure that no task will be woken up on the cpu which is
going to be offlined between CPU_DOWN_PREPARE and CPU_DEAD.

Ditto for the CPU_ONLINE path.

Tested on a 4-way Intel Xeon Box with cpu-hotplug tests running in parallel
with kernbench.

Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <>

kernel/sched.c | 12 ++++++++++--
1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
index 69ecb1a..374c46f 100644
--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -7079,8 +7079,16 @@ void __init sched_init_smp(void)
if (cpus_empty(non_isolated_cpus))
cpu_set(smp_processor_id(), non_isolated_cpus);
- /* XXX: Theoretical race here - CPU may be hotplugged now */
- hotcpu_notifier(update_sched_domains, 0);
+ /*
+ * XXX: Theoretical race here - CPU may be hotplugged now
+ *
+ * We register the notifier with priority 11, which means that
+ * update_sched_domains() will be called just before migration_call().
+ *
+ * This is necessary to ensure that the rt wake up logic works fine
+ * and the rq->rd->online_map remains in sync with the cpu_online_map.
+ */
+ hotcpu_notifier(update_sched_domains, 11);

/* Move init over to a non-isolated CPU */
if (set_cpus_allowed(current, non_isolated_cpus) < 0)
Thanks and Regards

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