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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/10] x86: Allocate AVX512 xstate ondemand
On Fri, Dec 03, 2021 at 12:36:26AM +0000, Jiaxun Yang wrote:
> This series makes allocation of AVX512 xstate buffer ondemand.
> It can save some memory (~2k for a thread not using AVX512).
>
> Also we are going to have heterogeneous processors that
> only some cores support AVX512, it can be helpful when
> dealing with such processors.
>
> Patch 1~6 are some preparations.
> Patch 7 moves reallocation of xstate buffer to save_fpregs_to_fpstate.
> Patch 8~10 are some cleanup and enablement work.
>
> Tested on a Skylake-X system with AVX512 intensive y-cruncher and numpy,
> the performance impact seems neglectable.
>
> Any sugguestions are welcomed.

If we're going to do asymmetric avx512 it needs to come with a prctl()
interface like AMX.

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