Provided by: hwloc_1.11.12-3_amd64
hwloc-distances - Displays distance matrices
-l --logical Display hwloc logical indexes (default) instead of physical/OS indexes. -p --physical Display OS/physical indexes instead of hwloc logical indexes. -i <file>, --input <file> Read topology from XML file <file> (instead of discovering the topology on the local machine). If <file> is "-", the standard input is used. XML support must have been compiled in to hwloc for this option to be usable. -i <directory>, --input <directory> Read topology from the chroot specified by <directory> (instead of discovering the topology on the local machine). This option is generally only available on Linux. The chroot was usually created by gathering another machine topology with hwloc- gather-topology. -i <specification>, --input <specification> Simulate a fake hierarchy (instead of discovering the topology on the local machine). If <specification> is "node:2 pu:3", the topology will contain two NUMA nodes with 3 processing units in each of them. The <specification> string must end with a number of PUs. --if <format>, --input-format <format> Enforce the input in the given format, among xml, fsroot and synthetic. --restrict <cpuset> Restrict the topology to the given cpuset. --whole-system Do not consider administration limitations. -v --verbose Verbose messages. --version Report version and exit.
hwloc-distances displays also distance matrices attached to the topology. The value in the i-th row and j-th column is the distance from object #i to object #j. Unless defined by the user, matrices currently always contain relative latencies between NUMA nodes (which may or may not be accurate). See the definition of struct hwloc_distances_s in include/hwloc.h or the documentation for details. These latencies are normalized to the latency of a local (non-NUMA) access. Hence 3.5 in row #i column #j means that the latency from cores in NUMA node #i to memory in NUMA node #j is 3.5 higher than the latency from cores to their local memory. A breadth-first traversal of the topology is performed starting from the root to find all distance matrices. NOTE: lstopo may also display distance matrices in its verbose textual output. However lstopo only prints matrices that cover the entire topology while hwloc-distances also displays matrices that ignore part of the topology.
On a quad-package opteron machine: $ hwloc-distances Latency matrix between 4 NUMANodes (depth 2) by logical indexes: index 0 1 2 3 0 1.000 1.600 2.200 2.200 1 1.600 1.000 2.200 2.200 2 2.200 2.200 1.000 1.600 3 2.200 2.200 1.600 1.000
Upon successful execution, hwloc-distances returns 0. hwloc-distances will return nonzero if any kind of error occurs, such as (but not limited to) failure to parse the command line.