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Date:   Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:49:58 +0900
From:   Tomasz Chmielewski <>
To:     Nikolay Borisov <>
Cc:     Mike Galbraith <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: thousands of kworker processes with 4.7.x and 4.8-rc*

On 2016-09-26 04:07, Nikolay Borisov wrote:

>> Not sure if that's expected behaviour or not.
> Why don't you sample the stacks of some of those kworker processes to
> see if they are all executing a parituclar piece of work. That might
> help you narrow down where they originate from. Cat multiple
> /proc/$kworker-pid/stack files and see if a pattern emerges.

FYI, it was reproduced and bisected here (scroll to the bottom):

Tomasz Chmielewski

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