Read the local apic id of the current logical processor

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Dear smp list members,

I'm looking for a way to read the local apic id (not the initial one) of the current logical processor in a simple user-space program. According to the documentation I found, this local apic id is stored in a memory mapped msr register. Unfortunately I could not find a way to access this value from within user-space. All search results on the web involved kernel code...

The purpose of getting this id is to determine the processor hierarchy on a cluster; i.e. the number of logical processors, physical processors, packages, and nodes. The initial apic id (the one cpuid returns) is set by the bios and therefore it does not distinguish between the nodes in a cluster.

Any other way to get some kind of node id for the current logical processor makes me happy too :-)

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