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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86: x2apic/cluster: Make use of lowest priority delivery mode
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 01:53:36PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> > +static void
> > +x2apic_cluster_vector_allocation_domain(int cpu, struct cpumask *retmask)
> > +{
> > +       cpumask_copy(retmask, cpu_possible_mask);
>
> why not using per_cpu(cpus_in_cluster, cpu) instead?

Because it would lead to suboptimal results when updating IRQ affinity:

int __ioapic_set_affinity(struct irq_data *data, const struct cpumask *mask,
unsigned int *dest_id)
{
struct irq_cfg *cfg = data->chip_data;
if (!cpumask_intersects(mask, cpu_online_mask))
return -1;
if (assign_irq_vector(data->irq, data->chip_data, mask))
return -1;
This call ^^^ will update cfg->domain with the value returned by the call to
apic->vector_allocation_domain(). If per_cpu(cpus_in_cluster, cpu) is returned
as cfg->domain here then all other clusters contained in the 'mask' will not
be taken into consideration by the apic->cpu_mask_to_apicid_and() call below.

cpumask_copy(data->affinity, mask);

*dest_id = apic->cpu_mask_to_apicid_and(mask, cfg->domain);

So we really need to submit all possible CPUs here ^^^ to be able finding the
best/heaviest cluster out of the 'mask'.

return 0;
}

> also you may add one per cpu var like x86_cpu_to_logical_cluster_apicid.

Both cpu_mask_to_apicid() and cpu_mask_to_apicid_and() take a cpumask to
derive the apicid from. Even though we could cache the value of apicid in
'x86_cpu_to_logical_cluster_apicid' variable, we still would have to unset
CPUs which are not in the requested cpumask. That means scanning through the
cpumask etc -- exactly what the the patch does now.

Or I am missing your point here..

> Yinghai

--
Regards,
Alexander Gordeev
agordeev@redhat.com
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