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Re: [libvirt] Problem of host CPU topology parsing

On 2012年05月11日 18:07, Jiri Denemark wrote:
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:53:12 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 05:42:34PM +0800, Osier Yang wrote:
On 2012年05月11日 17:01, Jiri Denemark wrote:
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:47:06 +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:
On 11.05.2012 10:40, Osier Yang wrote:
     /* nodeinfo->sockets is supposed to be a number of sockets per NUMA
      * however if NUMA nodes are not composed of whole sockets, we just lie
      * about the number of NUMA nodes and force apps to check
capabilities XML
      * for the actual NUMA topology.
     if (nodeinfo->sockets % nodeinfo->nodes == 0)
         nodeinfo->sockets /= nodeinfo->nodes;
         nodeinfo->nodes = 1;

Jirka said this was for a fix, but I don't quite understand it,
what does the "nodeinfo.nodes" mean actually? Shouldn't it
be 8 (for the 48 CPUs machine) instead? But then we will be
wrong again with using VIR_NODEINFO_MAXCPUS.

Why do you think it will be wrong? My understanding is that
VIR_NODEINFO_MAXCPUS just tell the max number of possible cpus not the
actual. So if it's over 48 we are safe.

Not really, the macro should count exactly the number of CPUs available to
host, otherwise lots of other issues (incl. backward compatibility) appear. It
is just a badly named macro that should never exist but we can't do anything
with it since it is our public API.

Btw: the code above seems like a hack to me.

Yes, it is a hack but it's unfortunately required because we can't change the

Anyway, I agree with Daniel that the bug most likely lies somewhere in the
code that populates nodeinfo structure.


In /proc/cpuinfo:

cpu cores       : 12

However, there are only 6 core IDs, as showed in
http://fpaste.org/mtoA/. And we parse the core_id
file of each CPU as:

         core = parse_core(cpu);
         if (!CPU_ISSET(core,&core_mask)) {

and thus get only 6 cores. Don't known how 12 in /proc/cpuinfo
is figured out. But could it be a clue?

Ahhh.  The AMD 12 "core" CPUs are in fact a pair of 6 core CPUs
with 2 NUMA nodes in the CPU itself.

Oh, so the problem is that two 6-core CPUs share the same socket and thus have
the same physical ID. So it's either 8 6-core CPUs or 4 12-core CPUs. Not
sure which one is better to present. The first one is the real thing and the
second one is how AMD presents the reality :-) Anyway, we should do something

         /* Parse core */
         core = parse_core(cpu);
         if (!CPU_ISSET(core,&core_mask)) {

         /* Parse socket */
         sock = parse_socket(cpu);
         if (!CPU_ISSET(sock,&socket_mask)) {

which just ignores duplicate physical/core IDs. I feel like this was added
there for some reason, though...

Do you mean remove the checking of duplicate physical/core IDs? if so,
we will get both nodeinfo->cores and nodeinfo->sockets with value 48.


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