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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] CPU Model and type
From: TERRY DONTJE (terry.dontje_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-13 10:06:29

On 9/13/2011 9:54 AM, Brice Goglin wrote:
> Le 13/09/2011 21:51, TERRY DONTJE a écrit :
>> On 9/13/2011 9:23 AM, Brice Goglin wrote:
>>> Le 12/09/2011 21:01, Brice Goglin a écrit :
>>>> Le 09/09/2011 13:25, TERRY DONTJE a écrit :
>>>>> On 9/8/2011 3:10 PM, Brice Goglin wrote:
>>>>>> Hello Terry,
>>>>>> Indeed there's nothing like this as of today. We talked about it
>>>>>> in the past but it's not very easy to implement on Linux (see
>>>>>> below) so we forgot about it until somebody complained.
>>>>>> Adding infos would certainly be fine. I think it should rather be
>>>>>> "CPUType" and "CPUModel" since existing infos have no underscore
>>>>>> in their name if I remember correctly. You could also set
>>>>>> object->name to a combination of type and model. Socket looks
>>>>>> like the right object to put this. Maybe even use "Model" and
>>>>>> "Type" as the info names then?
>>>>>> The reason it's not easy on Linux is that we usually take infos
>>>>>> from either sysfs, or /proc/cpuinfo if sysfs isn't available, but
>>>>>> not from both. Processor names are only in /proc/cpuinfo IIRC. So
>>>>>> we'd need to mix sysfs and /proc/cpuinfo. Not easy with the
>>>>>> current code, especially if you can't assume that all sockets are
>>>>>> similar. But definitely something that I will do at some point.
>>>>>> Brice
>>>>> The way info objects would be attached to a Socket object I assume
>>>>> it would be ok to just attach such an object under Solaris but not
>>>>> not for the other OSes. Since one can look for the named object
>>>>> and it is either going to be there or not :-).
>>>>> Anyway, I'll play around with this for Solaris.
>>>> Looking at the code, you might want to drop hwloc_setup_level() and
>>>> copy it back into the caller. It will make the addition of info
>>>> attributes much easier. I am looking at the Linux side.
>>> I just pushed some code that will make this much easier on Linux (I
>>> may change the Solaris code similarly when I'll take time to test on
>>> a real solaris machine).
>>> Now I have a patch that reads the CPU vendor and model in
>>> /proc/cpuinfo (x86 only for now) and use them to set Socket info
>>> attributes (CPUVendor and CPUModel) and name (CPUVendor+CPUModel).
>>> Before I push this, we need to clarify what we want. You were
>>> talking about "CPUType" and "CPUModel". Can you give some example of
>>> what it would look like under Solaris? I want to compare to what I
>>> can get on Linux.
>> Both type and model are character strings. An example of what I
>> currently store in the sysinfo structures are:
>> type = "SPARC"
>> model = "SPARC64_VI"
>> Other values for model are "T1", "T2", "SPARC64_VII"...
> What about Solaris on non-sparc machines ?
Looks like the type is an empty string and model is "i86pc" in one case.
These are basically values that come from calls to solairs sysinfo.
> Brice
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