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authorMike Travis <travis@sgi.com>2008-12-17 14:14:30 -0800
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2008-12-19 17:47:12 +1030
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sysfs: add documentation to cputopology.txt for system cpumasks
Add information to cputopology.txt explaining the output of various system cpumask's. Signed-off-by: Mike Travis <travis@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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@@ -31,3 +31,51 @@ not defined by include/asm-XXX/topology.h:
2) core_id: 0
3) thread_siblings: just the given CPU
4) core_siblings: just the given CPU
+Additionally, cpu topology information is provided under
+/sys/devices/system/cpu and includes these files. The internal
+source for the output is in brackets ("[]").
+ kernel_max: the maximum cpu index allowed by the kernel configuration.
+ [NR_CPUS-1]
+ offline: cpus that are not online because they have been
+ HOTPLUGGED off (see cpu-hotplug.txt) or exceed the limit
+ of cpus allowed by the kernel configuration (kernel_max
+ above). [~cpu_online_mask + cpus >= NR_CPUS]
+ online: cpus that are online and being scheduled [cpu_online_mask]
+ possible: cpus that have been allocated resources and can be
+ brought online if they are present. [cpu_possible_mask]
+ present: cpus that have been identified as being present in the
+ system. [cpu_present_mask]
+The format for the above output is compatible with cpulist_parse()
+[see <linux/cpumask.h>]. Some examples follow.
+In this example, there are 64 cpus in the system but cpus 32-63 exceed
+the kernel max which is limited to 0..31 by the NR_CPUS config option
+being 32. Note also that cpus 2 and 4-31 are not online but could be
+brought online as they are both present and possible.
+ kernel_max: 31
+ offline: 2,4-31,32-63
+ online: 0-1,3
+ possible: 0-31
+ present: 0-31
+In this example, the NR_CPUS config option is 128, but the kernel was
+started with possible_cpus=144. There are 4 cpus in the system and cpu2
+was manually taken offline (and is the only cpu that can be brought
+ kernel_max: 127
+ offline: 2,4-127,128-143
+ online: 0-1,3
+ possible: 0-127
+ present: 0-3
+See cpu-hotplug.txt for the possible_cpus=NUM kernel start parameter
+as well as more information on the various cpumask's.