Re: [PATCH 1/4] SGI Altix cross partition functionality

From: Dean Nelson <>
Date: 2004-08-24 03:10:08
On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 10:00:04PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:04:48AM -0500, Dean Nelson wrote:
> > > bad idea.  I have patches to completely kill numnodes, don't try to
> > > mess with it.  So far it's also completly an architecture-thing.
> > 
> > What are you planning to replace numnodes with?
> A bitmap of online nodes once pj's nodemask_t is in.  That way the silly
> distinctinon of nasid_t and cnodeid_t values in IP27 and SN2 code can go
> away.
> > XPC has two functions (xpc_allow_IPI_ops() and xpc_restrict_IPI_ops()) which
> > need to change the protections governing IPI operations and AMO (memory)
> > operations for each node in a partition. What mechanism are you proposing
> > to allow one to iterate through all of the nodes in a partition?
> I'm not exactly sure.  I'll look through once I get a little time.

Although I agree that the nodemask_t patch is the proper solution to the
numnodes issue, I don't feel that waiting for its arrival should prevent
my continuing on with my XP[C|NET] patch. So I'm going to resubmit my
proposed patch with numnodes exported. This is with the understanding
that once the nodemask_t patch is accepted by the community (resulting
in the 'EXPORT_SYMBOL(numnodes);' line being deleted), I'll be glade to
rework the two XPC functions to use the 'for_each_node()' macro instead.

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