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Subject[PATCH v2 0/7] CPU hotplug, cpusets: Fix issues with cpusets handling upon CPU hotplug
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There are several issues related to how cpusets are handled during CPU
hotplug. One of the most annoying and noticeable consequences of this flaw
is that, after a suspend/resume or hibernation/restore, all non-root cpusets
will have only 1 cpu (the boot cpu) in their cpusets. Hence the tasks in
those cpusets get pinned to the boot cpu alone, leading to a drastic
performance degradation of those tasks/workloads.

One major user of cpusets is libvirt, which means that after a
suspend/hibernation cycle, all VMs suddenly end up running terribly slow!

This patchset solves these problems by reworking the way cpusets are handled
during CPU hotplug.

Patches 1 & 2 are cleanups that separate out hotplug handling so that we can
implement different logic for different hotplug events (CPU/Mem
online/offline). This also leads to some optimizations and more importantly
prepares the ground for implementing the cpuset fix for CPU hotplug.

Patches 3 & 4 are the core of the new solution for cpuset handling for
CPU hotplug. Patch 3 introduces the infrastructure needed, and Patch 4
exploits it for hotplug handling.

Patch 5 adds documentation for the new cpuset handling.
Patch 6 is an optimization opened up by the previous patches.
Patch 7 is a trivial removal of an outdated comment.

--
Srivatsa S. Bhat (7):
cpusets, hotplug: Implement cpuset tree traversal in a helper function
cpusets, hotplug: Restructure functions that are invoked during hotplug
cpusets: Introduce 'user_cpus_allowed' and rework the semantics of 'cpus_allowed'
CPU hotplug, cpusets: Workout hotplug handling for cpusets
Docs, cpusets: Update the cpuset documentation
cpusets: Optimize the implementation of guarantee_online_cpus()
cpusets: Remove out-dated comment about cpuset_track_online_cpus


Documentation/cgroups/cpusets.txt | 43 +++--
include/linux/cpuset.h | 4
kernel/cpuset.c | 317 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
kernel/sched/core.c | 4
4 files changed, 274 insertions(+), 94 deletions(-)


Thanks,
Srivatsa S. Bhat
IBM Linux Technology Center



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