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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 7/9] arm64: Topology, rename cluster_id

On 02/01/18 02:29, Xiongfeng Wang wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2017/12/18 20:42, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:36:35AM -0600, Jeremy Linton wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 12/13/2017 12:02 PM, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
>>>> [+Morten, Dietmar]
>>>> $SUBJECT should be:
>>>> arm64: topology: rename cluster_id
> [cut]
> I think we still need the information describing which cores are in one
> cluster. Many arm64 chips have the architecture core/cluster/socket. Cores
> in one cluster may share a same L2 cache. That information can be used to
> build the sched_domain. If we put cores in one cluster in one sched_domain,
> the performance will be better.(please see kernel/sched/topology.c:1197,
> cpu_coregroup_mask() uses 'core_sibling' to build a multi-core
> sched_domain).

We get all the cache information from DT/ACPI PPTT(mainly topology) and now
even the geometry. So ideally, the sharing information must come from that.
Any other solution might end up in conflict if DT/PPTT and that mismatch.

> So I think we still need variable to record which cores are in one
> sched_domain for future use.

I tend to say no, at-least not as is.

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