syscall_emul: [patch 7/22] remove numCpus method
Review Request #3673 - Created Oct. 17, 2016 and submitted
Changeset 11695:b71b3bd60a70 --------------------------- syscall_emul: [patch 7/22] remove numCpus method The numCpus method is misleading in that it's not really a measure of how many CPUs might be executing a process, but how many thread contexts are assigned to the process at any given point in time. It's nice to highlight this distinction because thread contexts are never reused in the same way that a CPU can be reused for multiple processes. The reason that there is no reuse is that there is no CPU scheduler for SE. The tru64 code intends to use this method and the accompanying contextIDs field to support SMT and track the number of threads with some system calls. With the up coming clone and exec patches, this paradigm must change. There needs to be a 1:1 mapping between the thread contexts and processes so that the process state between threads is allowed to vary when needed by Linux. This should not break SMT for tru64 if the Process class is refactored so that multiple Processes can share state between themselves. The following patches will do the refactoring incrementally as features are added.