Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 4/7] UBC: syscalls (user interface)

From: Magnus Damm
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 04:39:50 EST

On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 09:48 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > You may be looking for the NUMA emulation patches posted here:
> >
> >
> >
> > There is a slightly updated x86_64 version here too:
> >
> >
> Hmm, I must have missed that version. Seems like a improvement. Best you
> resubmit it, although I'll probably only take it after the .19 merge

No problem. The second URL pointed to a x86_64 version where I tried to
break out code to make some kind of generic NUMA emulation layer. At
that time no one seemed interested in that strategy as a simple resource
control solution so I gave that up.

For x86_64 I think it's only worth mucking around with the code if
people believe that it is the right way to go for in-kernel resource

The x86_64 patches above include code to divide each real NUMA node into
several smaller emulated nodes, but that is kind of pointless if people
only use it for non-resource control purposes, ie just to play with
CPUSETS and NUMA on non-NUMA hardware. For simple purposes like that I
think the existing NUMA emulation code for x86_64 works perfectly well.

I still think that i386 users would benefit from NUMA emulation though.
If you want me to up-port the i386-specific code just let me know.


/ magnus

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