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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/5] Make cpuid <-> nodeid mapping persistent.
Hello,

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 12:22:10PM +0800, Tang Chen wrote:
> [Solution]
>
> There are four mappings in the kernel:
> 1. nodeid (logical node id) <-> pxm
> 2. apicid (physical cpu id) <-> nodeid
> 3. cpuid (logical cpu id) <-> apicid
> 4. cpuid (logical cpu id) <-> nodeid
>
> 1. pxm (proximity domain) is provided by ACPI firmware in SRAT, and nodeid <-> pxm
> mapping is setup at boot time. This mapping is persistent, won't change.
>
> 2. apicid <-> nodeid mapping is setup using info in 1. The mapping is setup at boot
> time and CPU hotadd time, and cleared at CPU hotremove time. This mapping is also
> persistent.
>
> 3. cpuid <-> apicid mapping is setup at boot time and CPU hotadd time. cpuid is
> allocated, lower ids first, and released at CPU hotremove time, reused for other
> hotadded CPUs. So this mapping is not persistent.
>
> 4. cpuid <-> nodeid mapping is also setup at boot time and CPU hotadd time, and
> cleared at CPU hotremove time. As a result of 3, this mapping is not persistent.
>
> To fix this problem, we establish cpuid <-> nodeid mapping for all the possible
> cpus at boot time, and make it persistent. And according to init_cpu_to_node(),
> cpuid <-> nodeid mapping is based on apicid <-> nodeid mapping and cpuid <-> apicid
> mapping. So the key point is obtaining all cpus' apicid.

I don't know much about acpi so can't actually review the patches but
the overall approach looks good to me.

Thanks.

--
tejun


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