Re: [regression] cpuset: offlined CPUs removed from affinity masks

From: Mathieu Desnoyers
Date: Wed Feb 19 2020 - 10:50:39 EST

----- On Feb 19, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Tejun Heo tj@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 10:43:05AM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>> The regression I'm talking about here is that CONFIG_CPUSET=y changes the
>> behavior of the sched_setaffinify system call, which existed prior to
>> cpusets.
>> sched_setaffinity should behave in the same way for kernels configured with
>> The fact that cpuset decides to irreversibly change the task affinity mask
>> may not be considered a regression if it has always done that, but changing
>> the behavior of sched_setaffinity seems to fit the definition of a regression.
> We generally use "regression" for breakages which weren't in past
> versions but then appeared later. It has debugging implications
> because if we know something is a regression, we generally can point
> to the commit which introduced the bug either through examining the
> history or bisection.
> It is a silly bug, for sure, but slapping regression name on it just
> confuses rather than helping anything.

I can look into figuring out the commit introducing this issue, which I
suspect will be close to the introduction of CONFIG_CPUSET into the
kernel (which was ages ago). I'll check and let you know.



Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.