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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] push CPUID level to 4 to allow Intel multic
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] push CPUID level to 4 to allow Intel multicore decoding
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:21:52 +0200
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Avi Kivity wrote:
> Andre Przywara wrote:
Oh, I see now that Alex' Core2Duo (on which QEMU's leaf 4 values are
based on) has 4 MB of L2-Cache. Although that is not gigantic for Intel
CPUs, it's certainly too high for many host CPUs. I will lower this
value to say 1MB or 512K to better match the majority of host. I will
send a patch together with some more CPUID reworks I am working on.
The only problem I can think of is that the advertised cache topology
is somehow bogus and could confuse OSes.
So long as it's smaller than contemporary caches we should be fine.
Good point. It does not, it only deals with leaves 0, 1, 8000_0000 and
8000_0001. I have created a white list of further CPUID leaves which are
safe to propagate to the guest and will also send this in a while.
btw, does -cpu host use the host cpu cache information?
Thanks for these hints,
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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/3] extend -smp parsing to include cores= and threads= options, Andre Przywara, 2009/08/19
[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 3/3] set CPUID bits to present cores and threads topology, Andre Przywara, 2009/08/19