[PATCH V2 0/2] Add complex scheduler level for arm64

From: 王擎
Date: Mon Apr 25 2022 - 23:06:20 EST

>> From: Wang Qing <wangqing@xxxxxxxx>
>> The DSU cluster supports blocks that are called complexes
>> which contain up to two cores of the same type and some shared logic,
>> which sharing some logic between the cores can make a complex area efficient.
>Given the complex shares things like the SVE units (cortex a510)...
>Why not handle this as SMT?

SMT should share all cache levels. but complexs only share L2(and L3)
cache here.

>Seems like a blurred boundary between separate cores and SMT threads.
>I think we need to express and potentially take advantage of knowledge
>about what logic is being shared.

Logic such as a Vector Processing Unit, L2 Translation Lookaside Buffer
(TLB) ... are shared, I believe this will improve efficiency even if
only L2 cache is shared.


>> Complex also can be considered as a shared cache group smaller
>> than cluster.
>> This patch adds complex level for complexs by parsing cache topology
>> form DT. It will directly benefit a lot of workload which loves more
>> resources such as memory bandwidth, caches.
>> Note this patch only handle the DT case.
>> V2:
>> fix commit log and loop more
>> wangqing (2):
>>   arch_topology: support for describing cache topology from DT
>>   arm64: Add complex scheduler level for arm64
>>  arch/arm64/Kconfig            | 13 ++++++++++
>>  arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c       | 48 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>  drivers/base/arch_topology.c  | 47 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>  include/linux/arch_topology.h |  3 +++
>>  4 files changed, 109 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)