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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/4] sched/topology: remove smt_gain
* Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> [2018-09-05 09:36:42]:

> >
> > I dont know of any systems that have come with single threaded and
> > multithreaded. However some user can still offline few threads in a core
> > while leaving other cores untouched. I dont really know why somebody
> > would want to do it. For example, some customer was toying with SMT 3
> > mode in a SMT 8 power8 box.
>
> In this case, it means that we have the same core capacity whatever
> the number of CPUs
> and a core with SMT 3 will be set with the same compute capacity as
> the core with SMT 8.
> Does it still make sense ?
>

To me it make sense atleast from a power 8 perspective, because SMT 1 >
SMT 2 > SMT 4 > SMT8. So if one core is configured for SMT 2 and other
core is configured for SMT4; all threads being busy, the individual
threads running on SMT2 core will complete more work than SMT 4 core
threads.

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Thanks and Regards
Srikar Dronamraju

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