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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/13] irq: add a helper spread an affinity mask for MSI/MSI-X vectors
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> ...but now I'll focus on the common/general case! Thanks for the suggestion
> Christoph. I guess would be even better to have a generic function that
> retrieves an optimal mask, something like topology_get_optimal_mask(n,
> *cpumask), in which we get the best distribution of n CPUs among all cores
> and return such a mask - interesting case is when n < num_online_cpus. So,
> this function could be used inside your irq_create_affinity_mask() and
> maybe in other places it is needed.

Yes, we should probably just plug this in where we're using the current
routines. Block very much optimizes for the cases of either 1 queue
or enough queues for all cpus at the moments. It would be good to check
what the network drivers currently do.

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