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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] [RFC PATCH] scheduler: Dynamic sched_domains
Matthew Dobson wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 03:40, Nick Piggin wrote:
>
>>And so you want to make a partition with CPUs {0,1,2,4,5}, and {3,6,7}
>>for some crazy reason, the new domains would look like this:
>>
>>0 1 2 4 5 3 6 7
>>--- - --- - --- <- 0
>> | | | | |
>> ----- - - - <- 1
>> | | | |
>> ------- ----- <- 2 (global, partitioned)
>>
>>Agreed? You don't need to get fancier than that, do you?
>>
>>Then how to input the partitions... you could have a sysfs entry that
>>takes the complete partition info in the form:
>>
>>0,1,2,3 4,5,6 7,8 ...
>>
>>Pretty dumb and simple.
>
>
> How do we describe the levels other than the first? We'd either need
> to:
> 1) come up with a language to describe the full tree. For your example
> I quoted above:
> echo "0,1,2,4,5 3,6 7,8;0,1,2 4,5 3 6,7;0,1 2 4,5 3 6,7" > partitions

I think the idea was that the full hierarchy was (automatically) derived
from the partition in a way that best matched the physical layout of the
machine?

>
> 2) have multiple files:
> echo "0,1,2,4,5 3,6,7" > level2
> echo "0,1,2 4,5 3 6,7" > level1
> echo "0,1 2 4,5 3 6,7" > level0
>
> 3) Or do it hierarchically as Paul implemented in cpusets, and as I
> described in an earlier mail:
> mkdir level2
> echo "0,1,2,4,5 3,6,7" > level2/partitions
> mkdir level1
> echo "0,1,2 4,5 3 6,7" > level1/partitions
> mkdir level0
> echo "0,1 2 4,5 3 6,7" > level0/partitions
>
> I personally like the hierarchical idea. Machine topologies tend to
> look tree-like, and every useful sched_domain layout I've ever seen has
> been tree-like. I think our interface should match that.
>
> -Matt
>
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