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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/core: expand sched_getaffinity(2) to return number of CPUs
* Peter Zijlstra:

> On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 12:16:39PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> > True; but I suppose glibc already does lots of that anyway, right? It
>> > does contain the right information.
>> If I recall correctly my last investigation,
>> /sys/devices/system/cpu/possible does not reflect the size of the
>> affinity mask, either.
> Strictly speaking correct; the bitmap can be longer than the highest
> possible cpu number, however the remainder would be 0-padding and could
> thus be stripped without issue.

Doesn't the kernel still enforce the larget bitmap in sched_getaffinity,
even if the bits are always zero?


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