Re: [PATCH] cpuset: fix allocating page cache/slab object on theunallowed node when memory spread is set

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 17:43:20 EST

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:06:20 +0800
Miao Xie <miaox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The task still allocated the page caches on old node after modifying its
> cpuset's mems when 'memory_spread_page' was set, it is caused by the old
> mem_allowed_list of the task, the current kernel doesn't updates it unless some
> function invokes cpuset_update_task_memory_state(), it is too late sometimes.
> We must update the mem_allowed_list of the tasks in time.
> Slab has the same problem.
> We fixes the bug by updating tasks' mem_allowed_list and spread flag after
> its cpuset's mems or spread flag is changed.
> ...
> --- a/kernel/kthread.c
> +++ b/kernel/kthread.c
> @@ -242,6 +242,7 @@ int kthreadd(void *unused)
> set_user_nice(tsk, KTHREAD_NICE_LEVEL);
> set_cpus_allowed_ptr(tsk, CPU_MASK_ALL_PTR);
> + current->mems_allowed = node_possible_map;
> current->flags |= PF_NOFREEZE | PF_FREEZER_NOSIG;

Why this change? kthreadd() is called from rest_init(), before anyone
has had a chance to alter ->mems_allowed?

I queued the patch pending your response to Paul's questions, thanks.
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