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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalemp.com>
Cc: Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	shai@scalemp.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box v2
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 04:46:25 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080226034625.GE21577@one.firstfloor.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080226033945.GJ3143@localdomain>

> I don't quite understand the purpose of the patch to begin with.  Looking at
> the current x86 git tree, apic_is_clustered_box is used only to determine if
> tsc is synchronized on the platform.  The AMD docs  imply that TSC's are not
> guaranteed to be synced across cores between nodes -- Opteron BKDG for
> family 10h, Section 2.9.4:

After long discussions with AMD they determined the CPUID flag
for sync RDTSC will imply synchronization between nodes.

If you can't support that in your hardware you're supposed
to clear it.

-Andi

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-26  3:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-21 10:58 [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 12:25 ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-22 19:02   ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:00     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-22 19:04       ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:07         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-22 19:07           ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:10             ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-23  8:55               ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-24  5:48       ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-24  7:50         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-24 12:29         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-24 23:00           ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  1:52             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  2:32             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  5:36               ` [PATCH] x86_64: for apic_is_clustered_box for vsmp v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  6:43                 ` [PATCH] x86: vSMP selection in config Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 19:40                   ` Kconfig configuration restore bug [Was: x86: vSMP selection in config] Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-27  2:59                     ` Roman Zippel
2008-02-29  4:09                     ` [PATCH 1/3] fix recursive dependencies Roman Zippel
2008-02-29  5:05                       ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-29 13:22                         ` Roman Zippel
2008-02-29 17:40                           ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-29 20:05                             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 20:04                       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29  4:10                     ` [PATCH 2/3] fix choice dependency check Roman Zippel
2008-04-28 21:08                       ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-29  4:11                     ` [PATCH 3/3] add named choice group Roman Zippel
2008-02-26 20:05                   ` [PATCH] x86: vSMP selection in config Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-26 21:03                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25  5:39           ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box v2 Yinghai Lu
2008-02-25 19:08           ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-25 22:05             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26  3:39               ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26  3:46                 ` Andi Kleen [this message]
2008-02-26  4:05                   ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26  5:27                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 18:42                       ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 19:00                         ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 20:32                           ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 21:09                             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 21:10                             ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 21:24                               ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 23:16                                 ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-26 23:31                                   ` Ravikiran Thirumalai
2008-02-26 23:41                                     ` Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 19:08     ` [PATCH] x86_64: make amd quad core 8 socket system not be clustered_box Yinghai Lu
2008-02-22 18:59       ` Andi Kleen

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