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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: exec: avoid propagating PF_NO_SETAFFINITY into userspace child
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 09:38:48AM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hah? No, we do not want to allow userland to be able to set
> affinities on any workqueue workers, period. That's just inviting
> people to do weirdest things and then reporting things like "crypt
> jobs on some of our 500 machines end up stuck on a single cpu once in
> a while" which will eventually be tracked down to some weird shell
> script setting affinity on workers doing something else.

Because that is exactly what some users desire? Some RT and HPC people
want all those crypt jobs to run on a few designated cpus and not wreck
their compute jobs.

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