Re: Externalize SLIT table

From: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2004-11-10 09:00:56
On Tuesday, November 09, 2004 3:34 pm, Mark Goodwin wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Matthew Dobson wrote:
> > ...
> > I don't think we should export the *exact same* node distance information
> > through the CPUs, though.
>
> We should still export cpu distances though because the distance between
> cpus on the same node may not be equal. e.g. consider a node with multiple
> cpu sockets, each socket with a hyperthreaded (or dual core) cpu.
>
> Once again however, it depends on the definition of distance. For nodes,
> we've established it's the ACPI SLIT (relative distance to memory). For
> cpus, should it be distance to memory? Distance to cache? Registers? Or
> what?

Yeah, that's a tough call.  We should definitely get the node stuff in there 
now though, IMO.  We can always add the CPU distances later if we figure out 
what they should mean.

Jesse
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