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SubjectRe: NUMA API observations
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 02:21:28PM -0700, Paul Jackson wrote:
>
>>Andi wrote:
>>
>>>How should a user space application sanely discover the cpumask_t
>>>size needed by the kernel? Whoever designed that was on crack.
>>>
>>>I will probably make it loop and double the buffer until EINVAL
>>>ends or it passes a page and add a nasty comment.
>>
>>I agree that a loop is needed. And yes someone didn't do a very
>>good job of designing this interface.
>
>
> I add some code to go upto a page now.
>
> This adds a hardcoded limit of 32768 CPUs to libnuma. That's not
> nice, but we have to stop somewhere in case the EINVAL is returned
> for other reason

Should be enough for desktop machines...

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