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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] [RFC PATCH] scheduler: Dynamic sched_domains
Erich Focht wrote:

> more flexibility in building the sched_domains is badly needed, so
> your effort towards providing this is the right step. I'm not sure
> yet whether your big change is really (and already) a simplification,
> but what you described sounded for me like getting the chance to
> configure the sched_domains at runtime, dynamically, from user
> space. I didn't notice any user interface in your patch, or overlooked
> it. Could you please describe the API you had in mind for that?
>

OK, what we have in -mm is already close to what we need to do
dynamic building. But let's explore the other topic. User interface.

First of all, I think it may be easiest to allow the user to specify
which cpus belong to which exclusive domains, and have them otherwise
built in the shape of the underlying topology. So for example if your
domains look like this (excuse the crappy ascii art):

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
--- --- --- --- <- domain 0
| | | |
------ ------ <- domain 1
| |
---------- <- domain 2 (global)
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.
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