hwlocality_object_types

Section: Hardware Locality (hwloc) (3)
Updated: Mon Mar 30 2020
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NAME

hwlocality_object_types  

SYNOPSIS


 

Macros


#define HWLOC_TYPE_UNORDERED
 

Typedefs


typedef enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e hwloc_obj_cache_type_t

typedef enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e hwloc_obj_bridge_type_t

typedef enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e hwloc_obj_osdev_type_t
 

Enumerations


enum hwloc_obj_type_t { HWLOC_OBJ_MACHINE, HWLOC_OBJ_PACKAGE, HWLOC_OBJ_CORE, HWLOC_OBJ_PU, HWLOC_OBJ_L1CACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L2CACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L3CACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L4CACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L5CACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L1ICACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L2ICACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_L3ICACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_GROUP, HWLOC_OBJ_NUMANODE, HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE, HWLOC_OBJ_PCI_DEVICE, HWLOC_OBJ_OS_DEVICE, HWLOC_OBJ_MISC, HWLOC_OBJ_MEMCACHE, HWLOC_OBJ_DIE }

enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e { HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_UNIFIED, HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_DATA, HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_INSTRUCTION }

enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e { HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE_HOST, HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE_PCI }

enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e { HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_BLOCK, HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_GPU, HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_NETWORK, HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_OPENFABRICS, HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_DMA, HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_COPROC }
 

Functions


int hwloc_compare_types (hwloc_obj_type_t type1, hwloc_obj_type_t type2)
 

Detailed Description

 

Macro Definition Documentation

 

#define HWLOC_TYPE_UNORDERED

Value returned by hwloc_compare_types() when types can not be compared.  

Typedef Documentation

 

typedef enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e hwloc_obj_bridge_type_t

Type of one side (upstream or downstream) of an I/O bridge.  

typedef enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e hwloc_obj_cache_type_t

Cache type.  

typedef enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e hwloc_obj_osdev_type_t

Type of a OS device.  

Enumeration Type Documentation

 

enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e

Type of one side (upstream or downstream) of an I/O bridge.

Enumerator

HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE_HOST
Host-side of a bridge, only possible upstream.
HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE_PCI
PCI-side of a bridge.
 

enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e

Cache type.

Enumerator

HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_UNIFIED
Unified cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_DATA
Data cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_CACHE_INSTRUCTION
Instruction cache (filtered out by default).
 

enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e

Type of a OS device.

Enumerator

HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_BLOCK
Operating system block device, or non-volatile memory device. For instance 'sda' or 'dax2.0' on Linux.
HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_GPU
Operating system GPU device. For instance ':0.0' for a GL display, 'card0' for a Linux DRM device.
HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_NETWORK
Operating system network device. For instance the 'eth0' interface on Linux.
HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_OPENFABRICS
Operating system openfabrics device. For instance the 'mlx4_0' InfiniBand HCA, or 'hfi1_0' Omni-Path interface on Linux.
HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_DMA
Operating system dma engine device. For instance the 'dma0chan0' DMA channel on Linux.
HWLOC_OBJ_OSDEV_COPROC
Operating system co-processor device. For instance 'mic0' for a Xeon Phi (MIC) on Linux, 'opencl0d0' for a OpenCL device, 'cuda0' for a CUDA device.
 

enum hwloc_obj_type_t

Type of topology object.

Note

Do not rely on the ordering or completeness of the values as new ones may be defined in the future! If you need to compare types, use hwloc_compare_types() instead.

Enumerator

HWLOC_OBJ_MACHINE
Machine. A set of processors and memory with cache coherency. This type is always used for the root object of a topology, and never used anywhere else. Hence its parent is always NULL.
HWLOC_OBJ_PACKAGE
Physical package. The physical package that usually gets inserted into a socket on the motherboard. A processor package usually contains multiple cores, and possibly some dies.
HWLOC_OBJ_CORE
Core. A computation unit (may be shared by several logical processors).
HWLOC_OBJ_PU
Processing Unit, or (Logical) Processor. An execution unit (may share a core with some other logical processors, e.g. in the case of an SMT core). This is the smallest object representing CPU resources, it cannot have any child except Misc objects.

Objects of this kind are always reported and can thus be used as fallback when others are not.

HWLOC_OBJ_L1CACHE
Level 1 Data (or Unified) Cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_L2CACHE
Level 2 Data (or Unified) Cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_L3CACHE
Level 3 Data (or Unified) Cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_L4CACHE
Level 4 Data (or Unified) Cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_L5CACHE
Level 5 Data (or Unified) Cache.
HWLOC_OBJ_L1ICACHE
Level 1 instruction Cache (filtered out by default).
HWLOC_OBJ_L2ICACHE
Level 2 instruction Cache (filtered out by default).
HWLOC_OBJ_L3ICACHE
Level 3 instruction Cache (filtered out by default).
HWLOC_OBJ_GROUP
Group objects. Objects which do not fit in the above but are detected by hwloc and are useful to take into account for affinity. For instance, some operating systems expose their arbitrary processors aggregation this way. And hwloc may insert such objects to group NUMA nodes according to their distances. See also What are these Group objects in my topology?. These objects are removed when they do not bring any structure (see HWLOC_TYPE_FILTER_KEEP_STRUCTURE).
HWLOC_OBJ_NUMANODE
NUMA node. An object that contains memory that is directly and byte-accessible to the host processors. It is usually close to some cores (the corresponding objects are descendants of the NUMA node object in the hwloc tree). This is the smallest object representing Memory resources, it cannot have any child except Misc objects. However it may have Memory-side cache parents.

There is always at least one such object in the topology even if the machine is not NUMA.

Memory objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated Memory children list.

NUMA nodes have a special depth HWLOC_TYPE_DEPTH_NUMANODE instead of a normal depth just like other objects in the main tree.

HWLOC_OBJ_BRIDGE
Bridge (filtered out by default). Any bridge (or PCI switch) that connects the host or an I/O bus, to another I/O bus. They are not added to the topology unless I/O discovery is enabled with hwloc_topology_set_flags(). I/O objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated io children list. I/O objects have NULL CPU and node sets.
HWLOC_OBJ_PCI_DEVICE
PCI device (filtered out by default). They are not added to the topology unless I/O discovery is enabled with hwloc_topology_set_flags(). I/O objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated io children list. I/O objects have NULL CPU and node sets.
HWLOC_OBJ_OS_DEVICE
Operating system device (filtered out by default). They are not added to the topology unless I/O discovery is enabled with hwloc_topology_set_flags(). I/O objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated io children list. I/O objects have NULL CPU and node sets.
HWLOC_OBJ_MISC
Miscellaneous objects (filtered out by default). Objects without particular meaning, that can e.g. be added by the application for its own use, or by hwloc for miscellaneous objects such as MemoryModule (DIMMs). These objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated misc children list. Misc objects may only have Misc objects as children, and those are in the dedicated misc children list as well. Misc objects have NULL CPU and node sets.
HWLOC_OBJ_MEMCACHE
Memory-side cache (filtered out by default). A cache in front of a specific NUMA node. This object always has at least one NUMA node as a memory child.

Memory objects are not listed in the main children list, but rather in the dedicated Memory children list.

Memory-side cache have a special depth HWLOC_TYPE_DEPTH_MEMCACHE instead of a normal depth just like other objects in the main tree.

HWLOC_OBJ_DIE
Die within a physical package. A subpart of the physical package, that contains multiple cores.
 

Function Documentation

 

int hwloc_compare_types (hwloc_obj_type_t type1, hwloc_obj_type_t type2)

Compare the depth of two object types. Types shouldn't be compared as they are, since newer ones may be added in the future. This function returns less than, equal to, or greater than zero respectively if type1 objects usually include type2 objects, are the same as type2 objects, or are included in type2 objects. If the types can not be compared (because neither is usually contained in the other), HWLOC_TYPE_UNORDERED is returned. Object types containing CPUs can always be compared (usually, a system contains machines which contain nodes which contain packages which contain caches, which contain cores, which contain processors).

Note

HWLOC_OBJ_PU will always be the deepest, while HWLOC_OBJ_MACHINE is always the highest.

This does not mean that the actual topology will respect that order: e.g. as of today cores may also contain caches, and packages may also contain nodes. This is thus just to be seen as a fallback comparison method.

 

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
Macros
Typedefs
Enumerations
Functions
Detailed Description
Macro Definition Documentation
#define HWLOC_TYPE_UNORDERED
Typedef Documentation
typedef enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e hwloc_obj_bridge_type_t
typedef enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e hwloc_obj_cache_type_t
typedef enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e hwloc_obj_osdev_type_t
Enumeration Type Documentation
enum hwloc_obj_bridge_type_e
enum hwloc_obj_cache_type_e
enum hwloc_obj_osdev_type_e
enum hwloc_obj_type_t
Function Documentation
int hwloc_compare_types (hwloc_obj_type_t type1, hwloc_obj_type_t type2)
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