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SubjectRe: [PATCH] workqueue: Ensure that cpumask set for pools created after boot

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 11:48:17AM -0500, Michael Bringmann wrote:
> On NUMA systems with dynamic processors, the content of the cpumask
> may change over time. As new processors are added via DLPAR operations,
> workqueues are created for them. This patch ensures that the pools
> created for new workqueues will be initialized with a cpumask before
> the first worker is created, attached, and woken up. If the mask is
> not set up, then the kernel will crash when 'wakeup_process' is unable
> to find a valid CPU to which to assign the new worker.
> Signed-off-by: Michael Bringmann <>
> ---
> diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
> index c74bf39..6091069 100644
> --- a/kernel/workqueue.c
> +++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
> @@ -3366,6 +3366,8 @@ static struct worker_pool *get_unbound_pool(const struct workqueue_attrs *attrs)
> copy_workqueue_attrs(pool->attrs, attrs);
> pool->node = target_node;
> + cpumask_copy(pool->attrs->cpumask, cpumask_of(smp_processor_id()));

What prevents a cpu getting added right here tho?

Maybe the right thing to do is protecting the whole thing with hotplug



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