On Thu, 2018-02-01 at 15:37 +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-02-01 at 13:37 +0100, Sergio Lopez wrote:
> > Compared against "isolcpus", "restrict_smt" presents the following
> > advantages:
> >  - Doesn't require prior knowledge of the CPU topology, making it
> > more friendly to both end users and automation tools.
> >  - Load balancing is still active for tasks pinned to multiple
> > secondary SMT threads.
> This says that everybody and everything in the box is way smarter
> than the admin.

If that's an argument in favor of manual pinning and isolation, I have
to disagree with you. That's an unnecessary burden put on the shoulders
of the admin.


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