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Subject[PATCH v8 2/2] nohz: set isolcpus when nohz_full is set
nohz_full is only useful with isolcpus also set, since otherwise the
scheduler has to run periodically to try to determine whether to steal
work from other cores.

Accordingly, when booting with nohz_full=xxx on the command line, we
should act as if isolcpus=xxx was also set, and set (or extend) the
isolcpus set to include the nohz_full cpus.

Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Acked-by: Mike Galbraith <> ["thumbs up!"]
Acked-by: Rik van Riel <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Metcalf <>
v8: no change in this patch, just in 1/2
Add Frederic's Ack

v7: oops, use add_cpus_to, not remove_cpus_from [Frederic]

v6: back to just using a direct update, with the new names

v5: test run of Frederic's proposal to use sched_isolated_map_add()

v4: update accessor names to make them clearer [PeterZ]

v3: update changelog language to avoid using unclear "implies" [PeterZ]

v2: add Mike and Rik's Acked-by

kernel/sched/core.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index f0f831e8a345..4a5681b5a4fd 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -7031,6 +7031,9 @@ void __init sched_init_smp(void)
alloc_cpumask_var(&non_isolated_cpus, GFP_KERNEL);
alloc_cpumask_var(&fallback_doms, GFP_KERNEL);

+ /* nohz_full won't take effect without isolating the cpus. */
+ tick_nohz_full_add_cpus_to(cpu_isolated_map);


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