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SubjectRe: [PATCH] workqueue: update numa affinity when node hotplug
Hi Kamazawa-san,
On 03/04/2015 01:45 PM, Kamezawa Hiroyuki wrote:

> On 2015/03/03 22:18, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Hello, Kame.
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 03:53:46PM +0900, Kamezawa Hiroyuki wrote:
>>> relationship between proximity domain and lapic id doesn't change.
>>> relationship between lapic-id and cpu-id changes.
>>>
>>> pxm <-> memory address : no change
>>> pxm <-> lapicid : no change
>>> pxm <-> node id : no change
>>> lapicid <-> cpu id : change.
>>
>> So, we're changing the cpu ID to NUMA node mapping because current
>> NUMA code is ignoring PXM for memoryless nodes? That's it?
>>
>
> For memory-less node case, yes.
> Another problem is that lapicid <-> cpuid relationship is not persistent.
>
>
>>>>> I personally thinks proper fix is building persistent cpu-id <-> lapicid relationship as
>>>>> pxm does rather than creating band-aid.
>>>>
>>>> Oh if this is possible, I agree that's the right direction too.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Implementation is a bit complicated now :(.
>>
>> Ah well, even then, the obviously right thing to do is updating NUMA
>> code to always keep track of PXM information. We don't really want to
>> pile NUMA hacks in random users of NUMA code.
>>
>
> We'd like to start from making apicid <-> cpuid persistent because memory-less
> node case doesn't cause panic.
>
> Gu-san, how do you think ?

Fine by me. But it seems that the change will break the re-use of free cpuid when
hot add new cpus, I am afraid it may affect other sub-systems, though I can not
point out the specific example.

Thanks,
Gu

>
> Thanks,
> -Kame
>
> P.S.
> Finally, I want something like udev for cpuid/numaid...
>
>
> .
>




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