[rfc] remove hlt_cpus et al sysctls and related code
avg at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 19 16:58:04 UTC 2011
on 18/05/2011 20:04 Attilio Rao said the following:
> 2011/5/18 Garrett Cooper <yanegomi at gmail.com>:
>> We use this internally at work still with a software config that uses 4BSD so
>> as long as there is an equivalent tunable, that's good enough for us moving
Can you please clarify which exactly tunable(s) do you use/need?
Just turning hyperthreading on/off or more? (BTW, doing that via BIOS is
inconvenient / not feasible?)
BTW, I think that if we switch hyperthreading off then we better off not sending
Start IPI to the logical CPUs at all.
> Tunables are pretty much acceptable for this case. What is really broken is the
> on-the-fly ability to mark CPUs active/inactive and subsequent handovers.
Yes, I completely agree. Static disabling of CPUs doesn't have any problems, and
IMO, currently the best way to do it is with hint.lapic.X.disabled.
> I thought Andriy attached a patch to the tree, but it doesn't seem so...
> anyway, yes, I think that adding tunables for this is very reasonable and not
> as dangerous as the current mechanism.
I haven't sent a patch, because I don't have it yet :)
I decided to solicit opinions before getting to hacking code.
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