[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] Patch introducing API to read/write Intel Architecture Model Specific Registers (MSR), rte_msr_read and rte_msr_write functions.
jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com
Wed Jan 6 18:33:51 CET 2016
On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 11:47:28AM +0000, Andralojc, WojciechX wrote:
> > From: Andralojc, WojciechX
> > Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:13 PM
> > To: dev at dpdk.org
> > Cc: Andralojc, WojciechX
> > Subject: [PATCH] Patch introducing API to read/write Intel Architecture Model
> > Specific Registers (MSR), rte_msr_read and rte_msr_write functions.
> > There is work in progress to implement Intel Cache Allocation Technology (CAT)
> > support in DPDK, this technology is programmed through MSRs.
> > In the future it will be possible to program CAT through Linux cgroups and DPDK
> > CAT implementation will take advantage of it.
> > MSR R/W's are privileged ring 0 operations and they must be done in kernel
> > space. For this reason implementation utilizes Linux MSR driver.
> > Signed-off-by: Wojciech Andralojc <wojciechx.andralojc at intel.com>
> I've got suggestion offline that as MSRs are IA specific,
> I should not give the dummy APIs for the other arches
> and move MSR access functions into the EAL specific APIs
> or some place more arch specific.
> Do you find submitted MSR patch OK?
> or do you agree with the above feedback and patch should be re-worked?
IMO, No need to expose this function as EAL as other archs can't
implement this.I think, a IA specific function under
lib/librte_eal/common/include/arch/x86/ and removing rte_* from
internal architecture functions looks more appropriate
> I am looking forward to your feedback
> Thank you!
> Wojciech Andralojc
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