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Re: [Xen-users] Pinning cpu's still suggested practice?

To: Nathan March <nathan@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Pinning cpu's still suggested practice?
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Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:35:02 +0700
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On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM, Nathan March <nathan@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Back when we were first setting up our xen systems, it was recommended
> practice to pin the cpu's on your DomUs instead of allowing xen to manage
> them.
> Is this still the suggested practice?

IIRC the recommendation was not to pin domU to a certain CPU, but
rather give dom0 a dedicated cpu/core, by:
- set dom0 cpu to 1
- pin dom0 cpu to cpu0
- set domUs to use cpus other than cpu0

So in essence let Xen manage which cpu domU will run on, as long as
it's not cpu0.


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