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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpuset: Enforce that a child's cpus must be a subset of the parent
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On 2018/5/31 16:26, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 04:12:34PM +0800, Zefan Li wrote:
>> On 2018/5/31 9:25, Zefan Li wrote:
>>> Hi Waiman,
>>>
>>> On 2018/5/30 21:46, Waiman Long wrote:
>>>> It was found that the cpuset.cpus could contain CPUs that are not listed
>>>> in their parent's cpu list as shown by the command sequence below:
>>>>
>>>> # echo "+cpuset" >cgroup.subtree_control
>>>> # mkdir g1
>>>> # echo 0-5 >g1/cpuset.cpus
>>>> # mkdir g1/g11
>>>> # echo "+cpuset" > g1/cgroup.subtree_control
>>>> # echo 6-11 >g1/g11/cpuset.cpus
>>>> # grep -R . g1 | grep "\.cpus"
>>>> g1/cpuset.cpus:0-5
>>>> g1/cpuset.cpus.effective:0-5
>>>> g1/g11/cpuset.cpus:6-11
>>>> g1/g11/cpuset.cpus.effective:0-5
>>>>
>>>> As the intersection of g11's cpus and that of g1 is empty, the effective
>>>> cpus of g11 is just that of g1. The check in update_cpumask() is now
>>>> corrected to make sure that cpus in a child cpus must be a subset of
>>>> its parent's cpus. The error "write error: Invalid argument" will now
>>>> be reported in the above case.
>>>>
>>>
>>> We made the distinction between user-configured CPUs and effective CPUs
>>> in commit 7e88291beefbb758, so actually it's not a bug.
>>>
>>
>> I remember the original reason is to support restoration of the original
>> cpu after cpu offline->online. We use user-configured CPUs to remember
>> if the cpu should be restored in the cpuset after it's onlined.
>
> AFAICT you can do that and still have the child a subset of the parent,
> no?
> .

Sure. IIRC this was suggested by Tejun as he had done something similar to devcgroup.

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