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Date:	Tue, 1 May 2007 17:16:19 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
cc:	Paul Menage <menage@...gle.com>, Paul Jackson <pj@....com>,
	Christoph Lameter <clameter@...r.sgi.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [patch] cpusets: allow empty {cpus,mems}_allowed to be set for
 unpopulated cpuset

You currently cannot remove all cpus or mems from cpus_allowed or
mems_allowed of a cpuset.  We now allow both if there are no attached
tasks.

Cc: Paul Jackson <pj@....com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <clameter@...r.sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Paul Menage <menage@...gle.com>
Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>
---
 kernel/cpuset.c |   38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 1 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cpuset.c b/kernel/cpuset.c
--- a/kernel/cpuset.c
+++ b/kernel/cpuset.c
@@ -822,11 +822,22 @@ static int update_cpumask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
 		return -EACCES;
 
 	trialcs = *cs;
-	retval = cpulist_parse(buf, trialcs.cpus_allowed);
-	if (retval < 0)
-		return retval;
+
+	/*
+	 * We allow a cpuset's cpus_allowed to be empty; if it has attached
+	 * tasks, we'll catch it later when we validate the change and return
+	 * -ENOSPC.
+	 */
+	if (!*buf) {
+		cpus_clear(trialcs.cpus_allowed);
+	} else {
+		retval = cpulist_parse(buf, trialcs.cpus_allowed);
+		if (retval < 0)
+			return retval;
+	}
 	cpus_and(trialcs.cpus_allowed, trialcs.cpus_allowed, cpu_online_map);
-	if (cpus_empty(trialcs.cpus_allowed))
+	/* cpus_allowed cannot be empty for a cpuset with attached tasks. */
+	if (atomic_read(&cs->count) && cpus_empty(trialcs.cpus_allowed))
 		return -ENOSPC;
 	retval = validate_change(cs, &trialcs);
 	if (retval < 0)
@@ -919,16 +930,27 @@ static int update_nodemask(struct cpuset *cs, char *buf)
 		return -EACCES;
 
 	trialcs = *cs;
-	retval = nodelist_parse(buf, trialcs.mems_allowed);
-	if (retval < 0)
-		goto done;
+
+	/*
+	 * We allow a cpuset's mems_allowed to be empty; if it has attached
+	 * tasks, we'll catch it later when we validate the change and return
+	 * -ENOSPC.
+	 */
+	if (!*buf) {
+		nodes_clear(trialcs.mems_allowed);
+	} else {
+		retval = nodelist_parse(buf, trialcs.mems_allowed);
+		if (retval < 0)
+			goto done;
+	}
 	nodes_and(trialcs.mems_allowed, trialcs.mems_allowed, node_online_map);
 	oldmem = cs->mems_allowed;
 	if (nodes_equal(oldmem, trialcs.mems_allowed)) {
 		retval = 0;		/* Too easy - nothing to do */
 		goto done;
 	}
-	if (nodes_empty(trialcs.mems_allowed)) {
+	/* mems_allowed cannot be empty for a cpuset with attached tasks. */
+	if (atomic_read(&cs->count) && nodes_empty(trialcs.mems_allowed)) {
 		retval = -ENOSPC;
 		goto done;
 	}
-
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