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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Waiman Long <llong@redhat.com>
Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>, Zefan Li <lizefan.x@bytedance.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, cgroups@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] driver core: Allow showing cpu as offline if not valid in cpuset context
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:00:53 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YMeLRfBNX00SAUqs@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ad33a662-7ebe-fb92-4459-5dd85a013501@redhat.com>

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 12:32:01PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> On 6/14/21 11:52 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:23:06AM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> > > Make /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu<n>/online file to show a cpu as
> > > offline if it is not a valid cpu in a proper cpuset context when the
> > > cpuset_bound_cpuinfo sysctl parameter is turned on.
> > This says _what_ you are doing, but I do not understand _why_ you want
> > to do this.
> > 
> > What is going to use this information?  And now you are showing more
> > files than you previously did, so what userspace tool is now going to
> > break?
> 
> One reason that is provided by the customer asking for this functionality is
> because some applications use the number of cpu cores for licensing purpose.
> Even though the applications are running in a container with a smaller set
> of cpus, they may still charge as if all the cpus are available. They ended
> up using a bind mount to mount over the cpuX/online file.

Great, then stick with the bind mount for foolish things like that.

There's no technical reason for doing this then, just marketing?

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-14 17:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20210614152306.25668-1-longman@redhat.com>
     [not found] ` <20210614152306.25668-5-longman@redhat.com>
2021-06-14 15:52   ` [PATCH 4/4] driver core: Allow showing cpu as offline if not valid in cpuset context Greg KH
2021-06-14 16:32     ` Waiman Long
2021-06-14 17:00       ` Greg KH [this message]
2021-06-14 20:43 ` [PATCH 0/4] cgroup/cpuset: Allow cpuset to bound displayed cpu info Tejun Heo
2021-06-15  2:53   ` Waiman Long
2021-06-15 15:59     ` Tejun Heo
2021-06-15  9:14   ` Christian Brauner

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