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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/2] ARM64: introduce cluster id and make a difference between socket id
On 2013-7-29 17:38, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> On 27 July 2013 12:42, Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@linaro.org> wrote:
>> In the cpu topology information, we define topology_physical_package_id()
>> as cpu socket id, which means that the socket id is the idenfication for
>> physical processor, not for a cluster in a cpu die.
>>
>> On ARM64 platform, multi cluster in a cpu die will be normal, here is a
>> example with 2 cores in a cluster and 2 cluster in a socket:
>>
>> |--------------------------------------|
>> | socket |
>> | |
>> | |---------------| |---------------| |
>> | | cluster | | cluster | |
>> | | | | | |
>> | | |----| |----| | | |----| |----| | |
>> | | |core| |core| | | |core| |core| | |
>> | | |----| |----| | | |----| |----| | |
>> | | | | | |
>> | |---------------| |---------------| |
>> | |
>> |--------------------------------------|
>>
>> ARM64 extended the MPIDR into 64 bit and introduce another affinity level,
>> we can use this affinity level for socket id and use the third highest level
>> affinity for cluster id, which make the socket id behavior in its original
>> way.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@linaro.org>
>> ---
>> arch/arm64/include/asm/topology.h | 1 +
>> arch/arm64/kernel/topology.c | 8 ++++++--
>> 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/topology.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/topology.h
>> index 8631808..ff68ecc 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/topology.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/topology.h
>> @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
>> struct cputopo_arm64 {
>> int thread_id;
>> int core_id;
>> + int cluster_id;
>> int socket_id;
>> cpumask_t thread_sibling;
>> cpumask_t core_sibling;
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/topology.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/topology.c
>> index 1eb0435..6d1e5a6 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/topology.c
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/topology.c
>> @@ -80,12 +80,14 @@ void store_cpu_topology(unsigned int cpuid)
>> /* core performance interdependency */
>> cpuid_topo->thread_id = MPIDR_AFFINITY_LEVEL_0(mpidr);
>> cpuid_topo->core_id = MPIDR_AFFINITY_LEVEL_1(mpidr);
>> - cpuid_topo->socket_id = MPIDR_AFFINITY_LEVEL_2(mpidr);
>> + cpuid_topo->cluster_id = MPIDR_AFFINITY_LEVEL_2(mpidr);
>> + cpuid_topo->socket_id = MPIDR_AFFINITY_LEVEL_3(mpidr);
>
> socket_id is currently used by update_siblings_masks to update the
> core_sibling mask. This mask defines which CPUs share their cache and
> AFAICT, the cache are shared at the cluster level so cluster_id should
> be used instead socket_id.

For some architecture, cpu cores in a cluster share L2 cache, and clusters
in the cpu die share L3 cache, so I think we can make a difference between
socket id and cluster id.

>
> Have you got more information about the goal of this new level_3 ?

Actually not, I think ARM should give some recommendations as ARMv7 did.

Thanks
Hanjun


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