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SubjectRe: [PATCH]cpuset: add new API to change cpuset top group's cpus
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On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 17:06 +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 04:56:04PM +0800, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 16:48 +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 04:40:54PM +0800, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 15:39 +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> > > > > ACPI 4.0 defines processor aggregator device. The device can notify OS to idle
> > > > > some CPUs to save power. This isn't to hot remove cpus, but just makes cpus
> > > > > idle.
> > > > >
> > > > > This patch adds one API to change cpuset top group's cpus. If we want to
> > > > > make one cpu idle, simply remove the cpu from cpuset top group's cpu list,
> > > > > then all tasks will be migrate to other cpus, and other tasks will not be
> > > > > migrated to this cpu again. No functional changes.
> > > > >
> > > > > We will use this API in new ACPI processor aggregator device driver later.
> > > >
> > > > I don't think so. There really is a lot more to do than move processes
> > > > about.
> > > no processor running is good enough for us, we don't care about interrupts/softirq/
> > > timers so far.
> >
> > Well, I don't care for this interface.
> >
> > > > Furthermore, I object to being able to remove online cpus from the top
> > > > cpuset, that just doesn't make sense.
> > > >
> > > > I'd suggest using hotplug for this.
> >
> > > cpu hotplug involves too much things, and we are afraid it's not reliable.
> >
> > Then make it more reliable instead of providing ugly ass shit like this.

> I wonder why this is that ugly. We have a cpu_isolated_map, which is just like
> this.

And just as ugly -- it should die too.


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