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authorCliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com>2007-10-18 23:40:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-10-19 11:53:44 -0700
commit470fd646444c65a5d062a371f5ec8dcedee61239 (patch)
parentbd89aabc6761de1c35b154fe6f914a445d301510 (diff)
hotplug cpu: migrate a task within its cpuset
When a cpu is disabled, move_task_off_dead_cpu() is called for tasks that have been running on that cpu. Currently, such a task is migrated: 1) to any cpu on the same node as the disabled cpu, which is both online and among that task's cpus_allowed 2) to any cpu which is both online and among that task's cpus_allowed It is typical of a multithreaded application running on a large NUMA system to have its tasks confined to a cpuset so as to cluster them near the memory that they share. Furthermore, it is typical to explicitly place such a task on a specific cpu in that cpuset. And in that case the task's cpus_allowed includes only a single cpu. This patch would insert a preference to migrate such a task to some cpu within its cpuset (and set its cpus_allowed to its entire cpuset). With this patch, migrate the task to: 1) to any cpu on the same node as the disabled cpu, which is both online and among that task's cpus_allowed 2) to any online cpu within the task's cpuset 3) to any cpu which is both online and among that task's cpus_allowed In order to do this, move_task_off_dead_cpu() must make a call to cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(), a new subset of cpuset_cpus_allowed(), that will not block. (name change - per Oleg's suggestion) Calls are made to cpuset_lock() and cpuset_unlock() in migration_call() to set the cpuset mutex during the whole migrate_live_tasks() and migrate_dead_tasks() procedure. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix] [pj@sgi.com: Fix indentation and spacing] Signed-off-by: Cliff Wickman <cpw@sgi.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Cc: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
4 files changed, 33 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt b/Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt
index b6d24c22274..a741f658a3c 100644
--- a/Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cpu-hotplug.txt
@@ -220,7 +220,9 @@ A: The following happen, listed in no particular order :-)
CPU_DOWN_PREPARE or CPU_DOWN_PREPARE_FROZEN, depending on whether or not the
CPU is being offlined while tasks are frozen due to a suspend operation in
-- All process is migrated away from this outgoing CPU to a new CPU
+- All processes are migrated away from this outgoing CPU to new CPUs.
+ The new CPU is chosen from each process' current cpuset, which may be
+ a subset of all online CPUs.
- All interrupts targeted to this CPU is migrated to a new CPU
- timers/bottom half/task lets are also migrated to a new CPU
- Once all services are migrated, kernel calls an arch specific routine
diff --git a/include/linux/cpuset.h b/include/linux/cpuset.h
index 31adfde1c95..ecae585ec3d 100644
--- a/include/linux/cpuset.h
+++ b/include/linux/cpuset.h
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@ extern int cpuset_init_early(void);
extern int cpuset_init(void);
extern void cpuset_init_smp(void);
extern cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed(struct task_struct *p);
+extern cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(struct task_struct *p);
extern nodemask_t cpuset_mems_allowed(struct task_struct *p);
#define cpuset_current_mems_allowed (current->mems_allowed)
void cpuset_init_current_mems_allowed(void);
@@ -87,6 +88,10 @@ static inline cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed(struct task_struct *p)
return cpu_possible_map;
+static inline cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(struct task_struct *p)
+ return cpu_possible_map;
static inline nodemask_t cpuset_mems_allowed(struct task_struct *p)
diff --git a/kernel/cpuset.c b/kernel/cpuset.c
index fa31cb9f989..50f5dc46368 100644
--- a/kernel/cpuset.c
+++ b/kernel/cpuset.c
@@ -1818,10 +1818,23 @@ cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed(struct task_struct *tsk)
cpumask_t mask;
+ mask = cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(tsk);
+ mutex_unlock(&callback_mutex);
+ return mask;
+ * cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked - return cpus_allowed mask from a tasks cpuset.
+ * Must be called with callback_mutex held.
+ **/
+cpumask_t cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(struct task_struct *tsk)
+ cpumask_t mask;
guarantee_online_cpus(task_cs(tsk), &mask);
- mutex_unlock(&callback_mutex);
return mask;
diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
index a7e30462600..4071306e108 100644
--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -5160,8 +5160,16 @@ static void move_task_off_dead_cpu(int dead_cpu, struct task_struct *p)
/* No more Mr. Nice Guy. */
if (dest_cpu == NR_CPUS) {
+ cpumask_t cpus_allowed = cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked(p);
+ /*
+ * Try to stay on the same cpuset, where the
+ * current cpuset may be a subset of all cpus.
+ * The cpuset_cpus_allowed_locked() variant of
+ * cpuset_cpus_allowed() will not block. It must be
+ * called within calls to cpuset_lock/cpuset_unlock.
+ */
rq = task_rq_lock(p, &flags);
- cpus_setall(p->cpus_allowed);
+ p->cpus_allowed = cpus_allowed;
dest_cpu = any_online_cpu(p->cpus_allowed);
task_rq_unlock(rq, &flags);
@@ -5527,6 +5535,7 @@ migration_call(struct notifier_block *nfb, unsigned long action, void *hcpu)
case CPU_DEAD:
+ cpuset_lock(); /* around calls to cpuset_cpus_allowed_lock() */
rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
@@ -5540,6 +5549,7 @@ migration_call(struct notifier_block *nfb, unsigned long action, void *hcpu)
rq->idle->sched_class = &idle_sched_class;
+ cpuset_unlock();
BUG_ON(rq->nr_running != 0);