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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC v2 1/7] xen/vNUMA: vNUMA support for PV guests.

On mar, 2013-09-17 at 08:05 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 17.09.13 at 08:44, Elena Ufimtseva <ufimtseva@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Please don't top post.
> > George, after talking to Dario, I think the max number of physical
> > nodes will not exceed 256. Dario's automatic NUMA
> > placement work with this number and I think it can be easily u8.
> > Unless anyone has other thoughts.
> With nr_vnodes being uint16_t, the vnode numbers should be
> too. Limiting them to u8 would possibly be even better, but then
> nr_vnodes would better be unsigned int (perhaps that was the
> case from the beginning, regardless of the types used for the
> arrays).
> The pnode array surely can also be uint8_t for the time being,
> considering that there are other places where node IDs are
> limited to 8 bits.
All agreed.

> And with struct acpi_table_slit having just 8-bit distances, there's
> no apparent reason why the virtual distances can't be 8 bits too.
> But - all this is only for the internal representations. Anything in
> the public interface should be wide enough to allow future
> extension.
And, in fact, 'node_to_node_distance' in xen/include/public/sysctl.h
is uint32.


<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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