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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 14/17] powerpc: Add support for setting SPRN_TIDR
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On Mon, 2017-08-14 at 17:02 +1000, Michael Neuling wrote:
> > +/*
> > + * We need to assign an unique thread id to each thread in a process. This
> > + * thread id is intended to be used with the Fast Thread-wakeup (aka Core-
> > + * to-core wakeup) mechanism being implemented on top of Virtual Accelerator
> > + * Switchboard (VAS).
> > + *
> > + * To get a unique thread-id per process we could simply use task_pid_nr()
> > + * but the problem is that task_pid_nr() is not yet available for the thread
> > + * when copy_thread() is called. Fixing that would require changing more
> > + * intrusive arch-neutral code in code path in copy_process()?.
> > + *
> > + * Further, to assign unique thread ids within each process, we need an
> > + * atomic field (or an IDR) in task_struct, which again intrudes into the
> > + * arch-neutral code.
>
> Really?
>
> > + * So try to assign globally unique thraed ids for now.
>
> Yuck!

Also CAPI has size limits for the TIDR afaik

Ben.

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