[ThinLTO] Allow usage of all hardware threads in the system

Authored by aganea on Mar 27 2020, 7:20 AM.


[ThinLTO] Allow usage of all hardware threads in the system

Before this patch, it wasn't possible to extend the ThinLTO threads to all SMT/CMT threads in the system. Only one thread per core was allowed, instructed by usage of llvm::heavyweight_hardware_concurrency() in the ThinLTO code. Any number passed to the LLD flag /opt:lldltojobs=..., or any other ThinLTO-specific flag, was previously interpreted in the context of llvm::heavyweight_hardware_concurrency(), which means SMT disabled.

One can now say in LLD:
/opt:lldltojobs=0 -- Use one std::thread / hardware core in the system (no SMT). Default value if flag not specified.
/opt:lldltojobs=N -- Limit usage to N threads, regardless of usage of heavyweight_hardware_concurrency().
/opt:lldltojobs=all -- Use all hardware threads in the system. Equivalent to /opt:lldltojobs=$(nproc) on Linux and /opt:lldltojobs=%NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS% on Windows. When an affinity mask is set for the process, threads will be created only for the cores selected by the mask.

When N > number-of-hardware-threads-in-the-system, the threads in the thread pool will be dispatched equally on all CPU sockets (tested only on Windows).
When N <= number-of-hardware-threads-on-a-CPU-socket, the threads will remain on the CPU socket where the process started (only on Windows).

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D75153


aganeaMar 27 2020, 7:20 AM
Differential Revision
D75153: [ThinLTO] Allow usage of all SMT threads in the system
rG3f2f7f895a84: [libc++] Remove unused lit substitutions