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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/8] netback: don't bind kthread to cpu

On 05/03/13 13:56, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 01:30:10PM +0000, Wei Liu wrote:
>> On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 20:51 +0000, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 04:00:02PM +0000, Wei Liu wrote:
>>>> The initialization process makes an assumption that the online cpus are
>>>> numbered from 0 to xen_netbk_group_nr-1,  which is not always true.
>>> And xen_netbk_group_nr is num_online_cpus()?
>> Yes.
>>> So under what conditions does this change? Is this when the CPU hotplug
>>> is involved and the CPUs go offline? In which case should there be a
>> Yes, the hotplug path.
>>> CPU hotplug notifier to re-bind the workers are appropiate?
> ?
> Can't that option be explored?

I'm not sure binding netback threads to particular VCPUs is useful
without also binding the events to the corresponding VCPUs.

I would hope that the scheduler would tend to the correct behavior if
threads aren't bound, anyway.


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