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SubjectRe: FW: sched_setaffinity not working with kernel 2.6.32.15
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On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 17:16 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Jun 2010 22:10:18 +0300
> ____________________ ______________________________ <psxlover@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > From: psxlover@hotmail.com
> > To: mingo@elte.hu; peterz@infradead.org
> > Subject:
> > sched_setaffinity not working with kernel 2.6.32.15
> > Date: Sun, 20
> > Jun 2010 17:14:12 +0300
>
> I assume from this that you initially sent the email privately to
> Peter&Ingo, then forwarded it to the list without cc'ing Peter&Ingo.
> So if they're already responded to the inital email, I'm wasting my
> time. Ho hum.

My private copy seems to have gone missing..

> > ...
>
> That's a great bug report - fully bisected and it includes a testcase.
> Thanks.
>
> However I think your testcase is buggy. You have main() racing against
> print_affinity(). If a sub-thread runs print_affinity() before main()
> has run set_threadaffinity(), print_affinity() will obviously print
> main()'s affinity.
>
> Between 2.6.18 and 2.6.35-rc3 the timing changed a bit - in the later
> kernel the sub-threads are running before main() is able to change
> their affinity. In the earlier kernel the sub-threads run first.
>
> In both kernels, all CPU consumption is on CPU 0 as desired.
>
> Re-enabling the sleep(1) in threadCode() fixes the print_affinity()
> output, confirming that it's a userspace race.

Andrew is right, your program is buggy.


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