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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:57:22 +0530
From:   Sumera Priyadarsini <>
        Sumera Priyadarsini <>
Subject: [PATCH] scripts: coccicheck: Change default value for parallelism

By default, coccicheck utilizes all available threads to implement
parallelisation. However, when hyperthreading is enabled, this leads
to all threads per core being occupied resulting in longer wall-clock
times and higher power consumption. Hence, to improve performance,
modify coccicheck to use only one thread per core atmost.

In the cases where the total number of threads is more than 8 and
hyperthreading is enabled, it was observed that optimum performance
is achieved around one-fourth of the total number of cores.
Modify the script further to accommodate this use case.

Signed-off-by: Sumera Priyadarsini <>
 scripts/coccicheck | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/coccicheck b/scripts/coccicheck
index e04d328210ac..dd228dcc915e 100755
--- a/scripts/coccicheck
+++ b/scripts/coccicheck
@@ -75,8 +75,17 @@ else
+    # Use only one thread per core by default if hyperthreading is enabled
+    THREADS_PER_CORE=$(lscpu | grep "Thread(s) per core: " | tr -cd [:digit:])
     if [ -z "$J" ]; then
         NPROC=$(getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN)
+	if [ $THREADS_PER_CORE -gt 1 -a $NPROC -gt 2 ] ; then
+		if [ $NPROC -gt 8 ] ; then
+			NPROC=$((NPROC/4))
+		else
+			NPROC=$((NPROC/2))
+		fi
+	fi

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