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Bug#497235: ITP:

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>

* Package name    : libbitmask
  Version         : 2.0
  Upstream Author : Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
* URL             : http://oss.sgi.com/projects/cpusets/
* License         : LGPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : supports multi-word bitmask operations

 This Bitmask library supports multi-word bitmask operations for
 applications programmed in 'C'. It works in conjunction with recent
 Linux kernel support for processor and memory placement on
 multiprocessor SMP and NUMA systems. The cpuset library, being
 developed in parallel, depends on this bitmask library.
 Bitmasks provide multi-word bit masks and operations thereon to do
 such things as set and clear bits, intersect and union masks,
 query bits, and display and parse masks.
 The initial intended use for these bitmasks is to represent sets of
 CPUs and Memory Nodes, when configuring large SMP and NUMA systems.
 However there is little in the semantics of bitmasks that is
 specific to this particular use, and bitmasks should be usable for
 other purposes that had similar design requirements.
 These bitmasks share the same underlying layout as the bitmasks
 used by the Linux kernel to represent sets of CPUs and Memory
 Nodes. Unlike the kernel bitmasks, these bitmasks use dynamically
 allocated memory and are manipulated via a pointer. This enables a
 program to work correctly on systems with various numbers of CPUs
 and Nodes, without recompilation.
 There is a related cpuset library which uses the bitmask type
 provided here to represent sets of CPUs and Memory Nodes. The
 internal representation (as an array of unsigned longs, in little
 endian order) is directly compatible with the sched_setaffinity(2)
 and sched_getaffinity(2) system calls (added in Linux 2.6).

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