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[Qemu-devel] Meaning of "-smp threads" on mips_malta

From: Eduardo Habkost
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Meaning of "-smp threads" on mips_malta
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:52:25 -0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)


I'm trying to refactor the SMP topology code in QEMU and I found
some suspicious code on mips_malta.c:

static void malta_mips_config(MIPSCPU *cpu)
    CPUMIPSState *env = &cpu->env;
    CPUState *cs = CPU(cpu);

    env->mvp->CP0_MVPConf0 |= ((smp_cpus - 1) << CP0MVPC0_PVPE) |
                         ((smp_cpus * cs->nr_threads - 1) << CP0MVPC0_PTC);

The (smp_cpus * cs->nr_threads) expression here doesn't make
sense to me (because smp_cpus is already supposed to be a
multiple of smp_threads), and seems to indicate that the code has
some unusual assumptions about the semantics of the -smp option.

So, I'd like to know: do all the examples below make sense for

 -smp 1
 -smp 2
 -smp 2,threads=1
 -smp 2,threads=2
 -smp 1,threads=2 [*]
 -smp 2,threads=3 [*]

The generic -smp parsing code considers the last 2 entries
above[*] to be invalid.  If they make sense for Malta, we need to
find a way to fix that.  Replacing "-smp threads=..." with a
"-cpu" or "-machine" option seems like the best alternative.


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