Re: [PATCH v8 0/3] powerpc: Detection and scheduler optimization for POWER9 bigcore

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Tue Sep 25 2018 - 18:16:34 EST

On 09/22/2018 04:03 AM, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
> Without this patchset, the SMT domain would be defined as the group of
> threads that share L2 cache.

Could you try to make a more clear, concise statement about the current
state of the art vs. what you want it to be? Right now, the sched
domains do something like this in terms of ordering:

1. SMT siblings
2. Caches

It sounds like you don't want SMT siblings to be the things that we use,
right? Because some siblings share caches and some do not. Right? You
want something like this:

1. SMT siblings (sharing L1)
2. SMT siblings (sharing L2)
3. Other caches