Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] x86/cpu: Add new Intel Atom CPU model name

From: Luck, Tony
Date: Thu Aug 22 2019 - 14:53:50 EST

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 12:29:55PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 01:18:46PM -0700, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 04:57:35PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > As I mentioned above, there are some folks internally that think
> > NP == Network Processor is too narrow a pigeonhole for this CPU.
> >
> > But _NPAOS (Network Processor And Other Stuff) doesn't sound helpful.
> So what is 'other stuff'; is there really no general term that describes
> well what's been done to this SoC; or is it secret and we're in a catch
> 22 here?

Since CPU model number is one of the early bits of disclosure
in order to get support upstream in time for launch, safe to
assume that some products will not want to advertise everything
that far ahead.

> > > Note that for the big cores we added the NNPI thing, which was for
> > > Neural Network Processing something.
> >
> > I'm sure that we will invent all sorts of strings for the "OPTDIFF"
> > part of the name (many of which will only be used once or twice).
> That's a bit sad; because as shown by the patches just send out; there
> really isn't _that_ much variation right now.
> Anyway, lets just give the thing a name; _NP whatever, and we can
> rename it if needed.

Your other patch series shows that you aren't afraid
of a little churn. So sure, we can go with _NP for now
and fix it up later. It's not like some OEM is going
to make a CPU selection based on the #define name that
we gave it in Linux :-)