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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] isolcpus: affine kernel threads to specified cpumask
On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:32:51AM -0600, Chris Friesen wrote:
> On 3/26/2020 10:22 AM, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 06:05:27PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
>
> > > 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.
>
> Are you sure that the new kthread will inherit the CPU affinity?
>
> __kthread_create_on_node() explicitly sets the new thread as SCHED_NORMAL
> with a mask of "cpu_all_mask".

Ah, ok that's the part I missed. What a weird behaviour...

Anyway, I'm working on making all those isolcpus options
controllable through cpusets. So that should be possible at some
future.

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