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SubjectRe: [rfc 08/45] cpu alloc: x86 support
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On Tuesday 20 November 2007 13:02, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > You're making the assumption here that NUMA = large number of CPUs. This
> > assumption is flat-out wrong.
>
> Well maybe. Usually one gets to NUMA because the hardware gets too big to
> be handleed the UMA way.

Not the way things are going with multicore and multithread, though
(that is, the hardware can be one socket and still have many cpus).

The chip might have several memory controllers on it, but they could
well be connected to the caches with a crossbar, so it needn't be
NUMA at all. Future scalability work shouldn't rely on many cores
~= many nodes, IMO.
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