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Subject[patch 0/3] affine kernel threads to specified cpumask (v3)
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.

Note-1: this is based off on Wind River's patch at

Difference being that this patch is limited to modifying
kernel thread cpumask: Behaviour of other threads can
be controlled via cgroups or sched_setaffinity.

Note-2: Wind River's patch was based off Christoph Lameter's patch at with the only difference being
the kernel parameter changed from kthread to kthread_cpus.


v2: use isolcpus= subcommand (Thomas Gleixner)

v3: s/MontaVista/Wind River/ on changelog (Chris Friesen)
documentation updates (Chris Friesen)
undeprecate isolcpus (Chris Friesen)
general cleanups (Frederic Weisbecker)
separate cpu_possible_mask kthread
mask change (Frederic Weisbecker)

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