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NAME

       lscpu - display information about the CPU architecture

SYNOPSIS

       lscpu [-a|-b|-c|-J] [-x] [-y] [-s directory] [-e[=list]|-p[=list]]
       lscpu -h|-V

DESCRIPTION

       lscpu  gathers  CPU  architecture information from sysfs, /proc/cpuinfo and any applicable
       architecture-specific libraries (e.g. librtas on Powerpc).   The  command  output  can  be
       optimized  for  parsing  or for easy readability by humans.  The information includes, for
       example, the number of CPUs, threads, cores, sockets, and Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA)
       nodes.   There  is also information about the CPU caches and cache sharing, family, model,
       bogoMIPS, byte order, and stepping.

       In virtualized environments, the  CPU  architecture  information  displayed  reflects  the
       configuration of the guest operating system which is typically different from the physical
       (host) system.  On architectures that support retrieving  physical  topology  information,
       lscpu also displays the number of physical sockets, chips, cores in the host system.

       Options  that  result  in  an  output  table  have  a list argument.  Use this argument to
       customize the command output.  Specify a comma-separated list of column  labels  to  limit
       the  output  table  to  only  the specified columns, arranged in the specified order.  See
       COLUMNS for a list of valid column labels.  The column labels are not case sensitive.

       Not all columns  are  supported  on  all  architectures.   If  an  unsupported  column  is
       specified, lscpu prints the column but does not provide any data for it.

   COLUMNS
       Note  that topology elements (core, socket, etc.) use a sequential unique ID starting from
       zero, but CPU logical numbers follow the kernel where there is no guarantee of  sequential
       numbering.

       CPU    The logical CPU number of a CPU as used by the Linux kernel.

       CORE   The logical core number.  A core can contain several CPUs.

       SOCKET The logical socket number.  A socket can contain several cores.

       BOOK   The logical book number.  A book can contain several sockets.

       DRAWER The logical drawer number.  A drawer can contain several books.

       NODE   The logical NUMA node number.  A node can contain several drawers.

       CACHE  Information about how caches are shared between CPUs.

       ADDRESS
              The physical address of a CPU.

       ONLINE Indicator that shows whether the Linux instance currently makes use of the CPU.

       CONFIGURED
              Indicator  that  shows  if  the  hypervisor  has  allocated  the CPU to the virtual
              hardware on which the Linux instance runs.  CPUs that are  configured  can  be  set
              online  by  the  Linux  instance.   This column contains data only if your hardware
              system and hypervisor support dynamic CPU resource allocation.

       POLARIZATION
              This column contains data for Linux instances that run on virtual hardware  with  a
              hypervisor   that   can  switch  the  CPU  dispatching  mode  (polarization).   The
              polarization can be:

              horizontal  The workload is spread across all available CPUs.

              vertical    The workload is concentrated on few CPUs.

              For vertical polarization, the column also shows the degree of concentration, high,
              medium,  or  low.   This  column  contains  data  only  if your hardware system and
              hypervisor support CPU polarization.

       MAXMHZ Maximum megahertz value for  the  CPU.  Useful  when  lscpu  is  used  as  hardware
              inventory  information gathering tool.  Notice that the megahertz value is dynamic,
              and driven by CPU governor depending on current resource need.

       MINMHZ Minimum megahertz value for the CPU.

OPTIONS

       -a, --all
              Include lines for online and offline CPUs in the output  (default  for  -e).   This
              option may only be specified together with option -e or -p.

       -b, --online
              Limit  the  output  to  online  CPUs  (default  for  -p).   This option may only be
              specified together with option -e or -p.

       -c, --offline
              Limit the output to offline CPUs.  This option may only be specified together  with
              option -e or -p.

       -e, --extended[=list]
              Display the CPU information in human-readable format.

              If  the  list  argument  is  omitted,  all  columns for which data is available are
              included in the command output.

              When specifying the list argument, the string of option, equal sign (=),  and  list
              must  not  contain  any  blanks  or  other  whitespace.  Examples: '-e=cpu,node' or
              '--extended=cpu,node'.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

       -J, --json
              Use JSON output format for the default summary or extended output (see --extended).

       -p, --parse[=list]
              Optimize the command output for easy parsing.

              If  the  list  argument  is  omitted, the command output is compatible with earlier
              versions of lscpu.  In this compatible format, two commas are used to separate  CPU
              cache columns.  If no CPU caches are identified the cache column is omitted.
              If the list argument is used, cache columns are separated with a colon (:).

              When  specifying  the list argument, the string of option, equal sign (=), and list
              must not contain any  blanks  or  other  whitespace.   Examples:  '-p=cpu,node'  or
              '--parse=cpu,node'.

       -s, --sysroot directory
              Gather  CPU  data for a Linux instance other than the instance from which the lscpu
              command is issued.  The specified  directory  is  the  system  root  of  the  Linux
              instance to be inspected.

       -x, --hex
              Use  hexadecimal masks for CPU sets (for example 0x3).  The default is to print the
              sets in list format (for example 0,1).

       -y, --physical
              Display physical IDs for all columns with topology elements (core,  socket,  etc.).
              Other  than  logical  IDs,  which are assigned by lscpu, physical IDs are platform-
              specific values that are provided by the kernel. Physical IDs are  not  necessarily
              unique  and  they  might  not  be  arranged  sequentially.  If the kernel could not
              retrieve a physical ID for an element lscpu prints the dash (-) character.

              The CPU logical numbers are not affected by this option.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

BUGS

       The basic overview of CPU family, model, etc. is always based on the first CPU only.

       Sometimes in Xen Dom0 the kernel reports wrong data.

       On virtual hardware the number of cores per socket, etc. can be wrong.

AUTHOR

       Cai Qian <qcai@redhat.com>
       Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
       Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>

SEE ALSO

       chcpu(8)

AVAILABILITY

       The  lscpu  command  is  part  of  the  util-linux   package   and   is   available   from
       https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.