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From: "Winiarska, Iwona" <iwona.winiarska@intel.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 02/15] x86/cpu: Extract cpuid helpers to arch-independent
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 19:32:38 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9ded913cd7dbf6006217c5e173e0734e41f4e7d5.camel@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YVtRJiYD9EqGh7TM@zn.tnic>

On Mon, 2021-10-04 at 21:08 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 03, 2021 at 01:31:21PM +0200, Iwona Winiarska wrote:
> > Baseboard management controllers (BMC) often run Linux but are usually
> > implemented with non-X86 processors. They can use PECI to access package
> > config space (PCS) registers on the host CPU and since some information,
> > e.g. figuring out the core count, can be obtained using different
> > registers on different CPU generations, they need to decode the family
> > and model.
> > 
> > The format of Package Identifier PCS register that describes CPUID
> > information has the same layout as CPUID_1.EAX, so let's allow to reuse
> > cpuid helpers by making it available for other architectures as well.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Iwona Winiarska <iwona.winiarska@intel.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> > ---
> >  MAINTAINERS                      | 1 +
> >  arch/x86/Kconfig                 | 1 +
> >  arch/x86/include/asm/cpu.h       | 3 ---
> >  arch/x86/include/asm/microcode.h | 2 +-
> >  arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.h             | 3 ++-
> >  arch/x86/lib/Makefile            | 2 +-
> >  drivers/edac/mce_amd.c           | 3 +--
> >  include/linux/x86/cpu.h          | 9 +++++++++
> >  lib/Kconfig                      | 4 ++++
> >  lib/Makefile                     | 2 ++
> >  lib/x86/Makefile                 | 3 +++
> >  {arch/x86/lib => lib/x86}/cpu.c  | 2 +-
> >  12 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> >  create mode 100644 include/linux/x86/cpu.h
> >  create mode 100644 lib/x86/Makefile
> >  rename {arch/x86/lib => lib/x86}/cpu.c (95%)
> 
> AFAICT, all that churn is done for x86_family() and x86_model() which
> are used *exactly* *once* and which are almost trivial anyway.

Correct.

> What's wrong with simply computing the family and model "by hand", so to
> speak, in peci_device_info_init() and do away with that diffstat
> 
>  12 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> 
> ?

Nothing wrong - just a trade-off between churn and keeping things tidy and not
duplicated, similar to patch 1.
And just like in patch 1, if you have a strong opinion against it - we can
duplicate. 

Thanks
-Iwona


  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-11 21:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-03 11:31 [PATCH v2 00/15] Introduce PECI subsystem Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 01/15] x86/cpu: Move intel-family to arch-independent headers Iwona Winiarska
2021-10-04 19:03   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-10-11 19:21     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-10-11 19:40       ` Dave Hansen
2021-10-11 20:53         ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-10-11 23:12           ` Dave Hansen
2021-10-11 20:06       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-10-11 20:38         ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-10-11 21:31           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-10-12 23:15             ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-10-13  6:42               ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 02/15] x86/cpu: Extract cpuid helpers to arch-independent Iwona Winiarska
2021-10-04 19:08   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-10-11 19:32     ` Winiarska, Iwona [this message]
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 03/15] dt-bindings: Add generic bindings for PECI Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-11 18:11   ` Rob Herring
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 04/15] dt-bindings: Add bindings for peci-aspeed Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-11 18:11   ` Rob Herring
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 05/15] ARM: dts: aspeed: Add PECI controller nodes Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 06/15] peci: Add core infrastructure Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-25 22:58   ` Dan Williams
2021-08-26 22:40     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 07/15] peci: Add peci-aspeed controller driver Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-26  1:35   ` Dan Williams
2021-08-26 23:54     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-27 16:24       ` Dan Williams
2021-08-29 19:42         ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 08/15] peci: Add device detection Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-27 19:01   ` Dan Williams
2021-11-15 22:18     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 09/15] peci: Add sysfs interface for PECI bus Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-27 19:11   ` Dan Williams
2021-11-15 22:19     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 10/15] peci: Add support for PECI device drivers Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-27 21:19   ` Dan Williams
2021-11-15 22:20     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 11/15] peci: Add peci-cpu driver Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 12/15] hwmon: peci: Add cputemp driver Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 15:24   ` Guenter Roeck
2021-08-04 10:43     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 13/15] hwmon: peci: Add dimmtemp driver Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 15:39   ` Guenter Roeck
2021-08-04 10:46     ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-04 17:33       ` Guenter Roeck
2021-08-05 21:48         ` Winiarska, Iwona
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 14/15] docs: hwmon: Document PECI drivers Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-03 11:31 ` [PATCH v2 15/15] docs: Add PECI documentation Iwona Winiarska
2021-08-05 12:17 ` [PATCH v2 00/15] Introduce PECI subsystem Greg Kroah-Hartman

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