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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] vl.c: Support multiple CPU ranges on -numa option



Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:50:08AM +0100, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>> Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com> writes:
>> 
>> > This allows ":" to be used a separator between each CPU range, so the
>> > command-line may look like:
>> >
>> >   -numa node,cpus=A-B:C-D
>> >
>> > Note that the following format, currently used by libvirt:
>> >
>> >   -numa nodes,cpus=A-B,C-D
>> >
>> > will _not_ work, as "," is the option separator for the command-line
>> > option parser, and it would require changing the -numa option parsing
>> > code to handle "cpus" as a special case.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
>> > ---
>> > Changes v2:
>> >  - Use ":" as separator
>> >  - Document the new format
>> 
>> See also discussion on multi-valued keys in command line option
>> arguments and config files in v1 thread.  Hopefully we can reach a
>> conclusion soon, and then we'll see whether this patch is what we want.
>
> Yeah, let's drop this patch by now. I am starting to be convinced that
> "cpus=A,cpus=B,cpus=C" is the best approach. It is not pretty, but at
> least it uses generic parser code instead of yet another ad-hoc
> parser.

No, we cannot rely on this behavior.  We had to do it to support
backwards compat with netdev but it should not be used anywhere else.

Regards,

Anthony Liguori

>
> -- 
> Eduardo


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