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On Monday 28 July 2008 18:16:39 Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
> > Mike: I now think the right long-term answer is Linus' dense cpumap
> > idea + a convenience allocator for cpumasks. We sweep the kernel for
> > all on-stack vars and replace them with one or the other. Thoughts?
>
> The dense cpumap for constant cpumasks is OK as it's clever, compact and
> static.
>
> All-dynamic allocator for on-stack cpumasks ... is a less obvious
> choice.

Sorry, I was unclear. "long-term" == "more than 4096 CPUs", since I thought
that was Mike's aim. If we only want to hack up 4k CPUS and stop, then I
understand the current approach.

If we want huge cpu numbers, I think cpumask_alloc/free gives the clearest
code. So our approach is backwards: let's do that *then* put ugly hacks in
if it's really too slow.

Cheers,
Rusty.


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