Re: Is there a way to offload everything from cpu0 to other cpus?

From: Gilad Ben-Yossef
Date: Mon Aug 15 2011 - 02:25:21 EST

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 08/04/2011 10:53 PM, Yung, Winson W wrote:
>>> Hi, I would like to know whether it is possible to offload everything
>>> (kernel threads/user apps) to cpu1...x so that I can force cpu0 go into
>>> idle?

>> You probably want the isolcpus boot option.
> I think Yung was looking for an interface to move tasks dynamically
> after the system is boot.
> Yung, why /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/online doesn't work for you?

I believe setting up a cpuset for cpus 1 to x (call it the system set)
and a seperate cpuset for cpu 0 (call it the shielded set) and
re-assigning all non CPU bound kernel tasks from the root cpuset to
the system cpu set is a better option.

There's a guide on how to do that on the RT wiki:


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