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From: James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>
To: Reinette Chatre <reinette.chatre@intel.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@intel.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	H Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>, Babu Moger <Babu.Moger@amd.com>,
	shameerali.kolothum.thodi@huawei.com,
	Jamie Iles <jamie@nuviainc.com>,
	D Scott Phillips OS <scott@os.amperecomputing.com>,
	lcherian@marvell.com, bobo.shaobowang@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 09/20] x86/resctrl: Abstract and use supports_mba_mbps()
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:57:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <68dc7be2-9d07-15ca-1c53-d74e17e83ba6@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c8ef35f7-efa1-0e2f-e1ab-7b0df4a5ae2d@intel.com>

Hi Reinette,

On 01/09/2021 22:27, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> On 7/29/2021 3:35 PM, James Morse wrote:
>> To determine whether the mba_mbps option to resctrl should be supported,
> 
> mba_mbps -> mba_MBps
> 
>> resctrl tests the boot cpus' x86_vendor.
> 
> CPU
> 
>>
>> This isn't portable, and needs abstracting behind a helper so this check
>> can be part of the filesystem code that moves to /fs/.

>> Re-use the tests set_mba_sc() does to determine if the mba_sc is supported
>> on this system. An 'alloc_capable' test is added so that this property
>> isn't implied by 'linear'.

> Why can linear not imply alloc_capable? It is a property of a MBA resource so if it is set
> then it has to be a MBA resource.

mba_sc depends on controls and monitors. It checks for monitors with is_mbm_enabled(), and
assumes that the delay_linear property being true means the control feature must exist. I
think this is fragile.

For MPAM, delay_linear is always true. Any way of controlling the bandwidth has this
property. Its very likely to be set statically in the struct, regardless of whether the
controls exist. alloc_capable seems to mean 'controls exist'.

This is to avoid an annoying bug where supports_mba_mbps() reports true, but the controls
aren't available. Or equally annoying, for the arch code to set/clear that flag in
addition to alloc_capable.

I'll add some verbage about MPAM to the commit message.



Thanks,

James

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-17 16:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-29 22:35 [PATCH v1 00/20] x86/resctrl: Make resctrl_arch_rmid_read() return values in bytes James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 01/20] x86/resctrl: Kill off alloc_enabled James Morse
2021-08-11 12:12   ` Jamie Iles
2021-09-01 21:18   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 02/20] x86/resctrl: Merge mon_capable and mon_enabled James Morse
2021-08-11 12:15   ` Jamie Iles
2021-08-11 15:16     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 03/20] x86/resctrl: Add domain online callback for resctrl work James Morse
2021-09-01 21:19   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:57     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 04/20] x86/resctrl: Add domain offline " James Morse
2021-08-11 16:10   ` Jamie Iles
2021-09-01 21:21   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 05/20] x86/resctrl: Create mba_sc configuration in the rdt_domain James Morse
2021-08-11 16:32   ` Jamie Iles
2021-08-31 16:24     ` James Morse
2021-09-01 21:22   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:57     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 06/20] x86/resctrl: Switch over to the resctrl mbps_val list James Morse
2021-09-01 21:25   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:57     ` James Morse
2021-09-17 18:20       ` Reinette Chatre
2021-10-01 16:02         ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 07/20] x86/resctrl: Remove architecture copy of mbps_val James Morse
2021-09-01 21:26   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:57     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 08/20] x86/resctrl: Remove set_mba_sc()s control array re-initialisation James Morse
2021-07-29 22:35 ` [PATCH v1 09/20] x86/resctrl: Abstract and use supports_mba_mbps() James Morse
2021-09-01 21:27   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:57     ` James Morse [this message]
2021-09-24  6:23   ` tan.shaopeng
2021-10-01 16:01     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 10/20] x86/resctrl: Allow update_mba_bw() to update controls directly James Morse
2021-09-01 21:28   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 11/20] x86/resctrl: Calculate bandwidth from the total bytes counter James Morse
2021-09-01 21:31   ` Reinette Chatre
2021-09-17 16:58     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 12/20] x86/recstrl: Add per-rmid arch private storage for overflow and chunks James Morse
2021-08-11 17:14   ` Jamie Iles
2021-08-31 16:25     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 13/20] x86/recstrl: Allow per-rmid arch private storage to be reset James Morse
2021-09-24  6:34   ` tan.shaopeng
2021-10-01 16:01     ` James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 14/20] x86/resctrl: Abstract __rmid_read() James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 15/20] x86/resctrl: Pass the required parameters into resctrl_arch_rmid_read() James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 16/20] x86/resctrl: Move mbm_overflow_count() " James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 17/20] x86/resctrl: Move get_corrected_mbm_count() " James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 18/20] x86/resctrl: Rename and change the units of resctrl_cqm_threshold James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 19/20] x86/resctrl: Add resctrl_rmid_realloc_limit to abstract x86's boot_cpu_data James Morse
2021-07-29 22:36 ` [PATCH v1 20/20] x86/resctrl: Make resctrl_arch_rmid_read() return values in bytes James Morse

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