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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] isolcpus: affine kernel threads to specified cpumask
On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 06:05:27PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Marcelo Tosatti
> > Sent: 24 March 2020 15:20
> >
> > This is a kernel enhancement to configure the cpu affinity of kernel
> > threads via kernel boot option isolcpus=no_kthreads,<isolcpus_params>,<cpulist>
> >
> > When this option is specified, the cpumask is immediately applied upon
> > thread launch. This does not affect kernel threads that specify cpu
> > and node.
> >
> > This allows CPU isolation (that is not allowing certain threads
> > to execute on certain CPUs) without using the isolcpus=domain parameter,
> > making it possible to enable load balancing on such CPUs
> > during runtime
> ...
>
> How about making it possible to change the default affinity
> for new kthreads at run time?
> Is it possible to change the affinity of existing threads?
> Or maybe only those that didn't specify an explicit one??

That's already possible yes, most unbound kthreads are accessible
through /proc including kthreadd from which new kthread will inherit
their CPU affinity.

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