[PATCH 0/2] cpusets,isolcpus: resolve conflict between cpusets and isolcpus

From: riel
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 16:45:18 EST

Ensure that cpus specified with the isolcpus= boot commandline
option stay outside of the load balancing in the kernel scheduler.

Operations like load balancing can introduce unwanted latencies,
which is exactly what the isolcpus= commandline is there to prevent.

Previously, simply creating a new cpuset, without even touching the
cpuset.cpus field inside the new cpuset, would undo the effects of
isolcpus=, by creating a scheduler domain spanning the whole system,
and setting up load balancing inside that domain. The cpuset root
cpuset.cpus file is read-only, so there was not even a way to undo
that effect.

This does not impact the majority of cpusets users, since isolcpus=
is a fairly specialized feature used for realtime purposes.

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