Commit e8cb6f1e authored by Mauro Carvalho Chehab's avatar Mauro Carvalho Chehab Committed by Jonathan Corbet

cputopology.txt: standardize document format

Each text file under Documentation follows a different
format. Some doesn't even have titles!

Change its representation to follow the adopted standard,
using ReST markups for it to be parseable by Sphinx:

- Add a title for the document;
- mark literals;
- use table markup for existing table.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
parent 09338fb0
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How CPU topology info is exported via sysfs
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Export CPU topology info via sysfs. Items (attributes) are similar
to /proc/cpuinfo output of some architectures:
......@@ -75,24 +78,26 @@ CONFIG_SCHED_BOOK and CONFIG_DRAWER are currently only used on s390, where
they reflect the cpu and cache hierarchy.
For an architecture to support this feature, it must define some of
these macros in include/asm-XXX/topology.h:
#define topology_physical_package_id(cpu)
#define topology_core_id(cpu)
#define topology_book_id(cpu)
#define topology_drawer_id(cpu)
#define topology_sibling_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_core_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_book_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_drawer_cpumask(cpu)
The type of **_id macros is int.
The type of **_cpumask macros is (const) struct cpumask *. The latter
correspond with appropriate **_siblings sysfs attributes (except for
these macros in include/asm-XXX/topology.h::
#define topology_physical_package_id(cpu)
#define topology_core_id(cpu)
#define topology_book_id(cpu)
#define topology_drawer_id(cpu)
#define topology_sibling_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_core_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_book_cpumask(cpu)
#define topology_drawer_cpumask(cpu)
The type of ``**_id macros`` is int.
The type of ``**_cpumask macros`` is ``(const) struct cpumask *``. The latter
correspond with appropriate ``**_siblings`` sysfs attributes (except for
topology_sibling_cpumask() which corresponds with thread_siblings).
To be consistent on all architectures, include/linux/topology.h
provides default definitions for any of the above macros that are
not defined by include/asm-XXX/topology.h:
1) physical_package_id: -1
2) core_id: 0
3) sibling_cpumask: just the given CPU
......@@ -107,6 +112,7 @@ Additionally, CPU topology information is provided under
/sys/devices/system/cpu and includes these files. The internal
source for the output is in brackets ("[]").
=========== ==========================================================
kernel_max: the maximum CPU index allowed by the kernel configuration.
[NR_CPUS-1]
......@@ -122,6 +128,7 @@ source for the output is in brackets ("[]").
present: CPUs that have been identified as being present in the
system. [cpu_present_mask]
=========== ==========================================================
The format for the above output is compatible with cpulist_parse()
[see <linux/cpumask.h>]. Some examples follow.
......@@ -129,7 +136,7 @@ The format for the above output is compatible with cpulist_parse()
In this example, there are 64 CPUs in the system but cpus 32-63 exceed
the kernel max which is limited to 0..31 by the NR_CPUS config option
being 32. Note also that CPUs 2 and 4-31 are not online but could be
brought online as they are both present and possible.
brought online as they are both present and possible::
kernel_max: 31
offline: 2,4-31,32-63
......@@ -140,7 +147,7 @@ brought online as they are both present and possible.
In this example, the NR_CPUS config option is 128, but the kernel was
started with possible_cpus=144. There are 4 CPUs in the system and cpu2
was manually taken offline (and is the only CPU that can be brought
online.)
online.)::
kernel_max: 127
offline: 2,4-127,128-143
......
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