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SubjectRe: [patch V2 08/10] timer: Implement the hierarchical pull model
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 01:11:10PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> +static struct tmigr_group *tmigr_get_group(unsigned int node, unsigned int lvl)
> +{
> + struct tmigr_group *group;
> +
> + /* Try to attach to an exisiting group first */
> + list_for_each_entry(group, &tmigr_level_list[lvl], list) {
> + /*
> + * If @lvl is below the cross numa node level, check
> + * whether this group belongs to the same numa node.
> + */
> + if (lvl < tmigr_crossnode_level && group->numa_node != node)
> + continue;
> + /* If the group has capacity, use it */
> + if (group->num_childs < tmigr_childs_per_group) {
> + group->num_childs++;
> + return group;
> + }

This would result in SMT siblings not sharing groups on regular Intel
systems, right? Since they get enumerated last.

> + }
> + /* Allocate and set up a new group */
> + group = kzalloc_node(sizeof(*group), GFP_KERNEL, node);
> + if (!group)
> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> +
> + if (!zalloc_cpumask_var_node(&group->cpus, GFP_KERNEL, node)) {
> + kfree(group);
> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> + }

So if you place that cpumask last, you can do:

group = kzalloc_node(sizeof(*group) + cpumask_size(),
GFP_KERNEL, node);

> + tmigr_init_group(group, lvl, node);
> + /* Setup successful. Add it to the hierarchy */
> + list_add(&group->list, &tmigr_level_list[lvl]);
> + return group;
> +}

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