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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: exec: avoid propagating PF_NO_SETAFFINITY into userspace child
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 01:31:17PM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:07:03AM +0800, wrote:
> > Userspace process doesn't want the PF_NO_SETAFFINITY, but its parent may be
> > a kernel worker thread which has PF_NO_SETAFFINITY set, and this worker thread
> > can do kernel_thread() to create the child.
> > Clearing this flag in usersapce child to enable its migrating capability.
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Zhang Yi <>
> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
> cc'ing Ingo and Peter. Ingo, I think this one doesn't really suit the
> workqueue tree. Can you please pick this one up w/ Oleg's ack added
> and stable cc'd? The original patch is

So I don't get the problem; aren't all usermode helper thingies spawned
by the khelper task, which doesn't have PG_NO_SETAFFINITY set?

So how come this is a problem?

The Changelog is not explaining anything much -- so no I will not take
this patch.

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