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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] node: Add memory caching attributes
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On 11/20/2018 04:36 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 09:44:00AM +0530, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
>> On 11/15/2018 04:19 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
>>> System memory may have side caches to help improve access speed. While
>>> the system provided cache is transparent to the software accessing
>>> these memory ranges, applications can optimize their own access based
>>> on cache attributes.
>>
>> Cache is not a separate memory attribute. It impacts how the real attributes
>> like bandwidth, latency e.g which are already captured in the previous patch.
>> What is the purpose of adding this as a separate attribute ? Can you explain
>> how this is going to help the user space apart from the hints it has already
>> received with bandwidth, latency etc properties.
>
> I am not sure I understand the question here. Access bandwidth and latency
> are entirely attributes different than what this patch provides. If the
> system side-caches memory, the associativity, line size, and total size
> can optionally be used by software to improve performance.

Okay but then does this belong to this series which about memory attributes ?

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