Re: [RFC] pcibus_to_node implementation for ia64

From: colin ngam <>
Date: 2005-05-12 02:05:02
Jesse Barnes wrote:

>On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:44 am, colin ngam wrote:
>>Fine line here .. a valid node id is always returned and that nodeid
>>is a vaild node id for addressing the bus/devices and may be the only
>>node id you can use to address these buses and devices, except when
>>the IO Brick is dual ported.  It is valid with respect to addressing
>>the bus/devices but may not be "valid" with respect to "having
>>Memory" or "having cpus".  Depends on what you expect :-)  Depends on
>>how you want to use it :-)
>But not valid in the sense that you can pass it to any of the kernel 
>routines that say they take a 'node' argument.  IMO, that's a bug in 
>the implementation of I/O and memoryless nodes in sn2.  As Jack and I 
>discussed last year at OLS (he convinced me of this), a node is any 
>combination of memory, CPUs, and/or I/O.  If I/O nodes (or nodes w/o 
>memory generally) are special cased, we're breaking that assumption, 
>making things harder for every caller and user of nodes.
I think we are in agreement here.  They should not be special case - but 
caller and users of node id has to be cognizant that a node does not 
necessary mean it has cpus, memory or both.



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