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[xen staging] xen/Kconfig: Correct the NR_CPUS description

commit 6131dab5f2c8059a0fc7fd884bc6d4ff78ba44c2
Author:     Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Fri Dec 18 23:30:04 2020 +0000
Commit:     Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Mon Dec 21 14:11:25 2020 +0000

    xen/Kconfig: Correct the NR_CPUS description
    The description "physical CPUs" is especially wrong, as it implies the 
    of sockets, which tops out at 8 on all but the very biggest servers.
    NR_CPUS is the number of logical entities the scheduler can use.
    Reported-by: hanetzer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Acked-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
 xen/arch/Kconfig | 12 +++++++++---
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/Kconfig b/xen/arch/Kconfig
index 1954d1c5c1..d144d4c8d3 100644
--- a/xen/arch/Kconfig
+++ b/xen/arch/Kconfig
@@ -1,11 +1,17 @@
 config NR_CPUS
-       int "Maximum number of physical CPUs"
+       int "Maximum number of CPUs"
        range 1 4095
        default "256" if X86
        default "8" if ARM && RCAR3
        default "4" if ARM && QEMU
        default "4" if ARM && MPSOC
        default "128" if ARM
-       ---help---
-         Specifies the maximum number of physical CPUs which Xen will support.
+       help
+         Controls the build-time size of various arrays and bitmaps
+         associated with multiple-cpu management.  It is the upper bound of
+         the number of logical entities the scheduler can run code on.
+         For CPU cores which support Simultaneous Multi-Threading or similar
+         technologies, this the number of logical threads which Xen will
+         support.
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