Re: [PATCH 3/4] workqueue: Create low-level unbound workqueues cpumask

From: Kevin Hilman
Date: Fri Mar 13 2015 - 19:50:04 EST

Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> From: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
> Create a cpumask that limit the affinity of all unbound workqueues.
> This cpumask is controlled though a file at the root of the workqueue
> sysfs directory.
> It works on a lower-level than the per WQ_SYSFS workqueues cpumask files
> such that the effective cpumask applied for a given unbound workqueue is
> the intersection of /sys/devices/virtual/workqueue/$WORKQUEUE/cpumask and
> the new /sys/devices/virtual/workqueue/cpumask_unbounds file.
> This patch implements the basic infrastructure and the read interface.
> cpumask_unbounds is initially set to cpu_possible_mask.
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Kevin Hilman <khilman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Mike Galbraith <bitbucket@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> @@ -5094,6 +5116,9 @@ static int __init init_workqueues(void)
> WARN_ON(__alignof__(struct pool_workqueue) < __alignof__(long long));
> + BUG_ON(!alloc_cpumask_var(&wq_unbound_cpumask, GFP_KERNEL));
> + cpumask_copy(wq_unbound_cpumask, cpu_possible_mask);
> +

As I mentioned in an earlier discussion[1], I still think this could
default too the housekeeping CPUs in the NO_HZ_FULL case:

cpumask_complement(wq_unbound_cpumask, tick_nohz_full_mask);
cpumask_copy(wq_unbound_cpumask, cpu_possible_mask);

But that could also be left to a future optimization as well.


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