getting the cpuid for a userspace process ?
jhb at freebsd.org
Tue Oct 25 20:45:51 UTC 2011
On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:09:12 pm Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <201110251342.45194.jhb at freebsd.org>, John Baldwin writes:
> >On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:06:22 am Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> >> as the subject says... is there any way to get the current
> >> CPU id for a userspace process (of course,
> >> valid only at the time the function is called as the
> >> process might be arbitrarily moved while it runs)
> >Not from userland, no. On x86 you can use cpuid to fetch the APIC ID, but
> >that does not map 1:1 to FreeBSD cpu IDs.
> How does JEmalloc do it ?
I don't think it does on FreeBSD. The only thing malloc() knows on FreeBSD is
the total number of CPUs. I believe Linux has a system call that returns this
though (sched_getcpu() is the public interface which is a wrapper around a
getcpu() system call). From the manpage it would seem that sched_getcpu()
uses a per-thread shared page of some sort so that it doesn't actually have to
enter the kernel to get the CPU ID. Alternatively, you could imagine it on
x86 at least exporting a table mapping APIC IDs to CPU IDs and then using
cpuid and that table to do the lookup purely in userland. That would only
necessitate a global shared page and not one per-thread. You could still fall
back to a system call for other architectures that simply returned
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