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Date:   Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:51:09 +0800
From:   Lai Jiangshan <>
Cc:     Valentin Schneider <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Qian Cai <>,
        Vincent Donnefort <>,
        Dexuan Cui <>,
        Lai Jiangshan <>,
        Tejun Heo <>,
        Lai Jiangshan <>,
        Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
Subject: [PATCH -tip V3 1/8] workqueue: use cpu_possible_mask instead of cpu_active_mask to break affinity

From: Lai Jiangshan <>

The scheduler won't break affinity for us any more, and we should
"emulate" the same behavior when the scheduler breaks affinity for
us.  The behavior is "changing the cpumask to cpu_possible_mask".

And there might be some other CPUs online later while the worker is
still running with the pending work items.  The worker should be allowed
to use the later online CPUs as before and process the work items ASAP.
If we use cpu_active_mask here, we can't achieve this goal but
using cpu_possible_mask can.

Fixes: 06249738a41a ("workqueue: Manually break affinity on hotplug")
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <>
 kernel/workqueue.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
index c71da2a59e12..f2b8f3d458d1 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -4910,7 +4910,7 @@ static void unbind_workers(int cpu)
 		for_each_pool_worker(worker, pool)
-			WARN_ON_ONCE(set_cpus_allowed_ptr(worker->task, cpu_active_mask) < 0);
+			WARN_ON_ONCE(set_cpus_allowed_ptr(worker->task, cpu_possible_mask) < 0);

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