[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [PATCH] x86/msr: fix handling of MSR_IA32_PERF_{STATUS/CTL}

On 07.10.2020 18:41, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2020 at 01:06:08PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> On 06/10/2020 17:23, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
>>> Currently a PV hardware domain can also be given control over the CPU
>>> frequency, and such guest is allowed to write to MSR_IA32_PERF_CTL.
>> This might be how the current logic "works", but its straight up broken.
>> PERF_CTL is thread scope, so unless dom0 is identity pinned and has one
>> vcpu for every pcpu, it cannot use the interface correctly.
> Selecting cpufreq=dom0-kernel will force vCPU pinning. I'm not able
> however to see anywhere that would force dom0 vCPUs == pCPUs.

Unless there are other overriding command line options, doesn't the
way sched_select_initial_cpu() works guarantee this?

>>> diff --git a/xen/include/xen/sched.h b/xen/include/xen/sched.h
>>> index d8ed83f869..41baa3b7a1 100644
>>> --- a/xen/include/xen/sched.h
>>> +++ b/xen/include/xen/sched.h
>>> @@ -1069,6 +1069,12 @@ extern enum cpufreq_controller {
>>>      FREQCTL_none, FREQCTL_dom0_kernel, FREQCTL_xen
>>>  } cpufreq_controller;
>>> +static inline bool is_cpufreq_controller(const struct domain *d)
>>> +{
>>> +    return ((cpufreq_controller == FREQCTL_dom0_kernel) &&
>>> +            is_hardware_domain(d));
>> This won't compile on !CONFIG_X86, due to CONFIG_HAS_CPUFREQ
> It does seem to build on Arm, because this is only used in x86 code:
> https://gitlab.com/xen-project/people/royger/xen/-/jobs/778207412
> The extern declaration of cpufreq_controller is just above, so if you
> tried to use is_cpufreq_controller on Arm you would get a link time
> error, otherwise it builds fine. The compiler removes the function on
> Arm as it has the inline attribute and it's not used.
> Alternatively I could look into moving cpufreq_controller (and
> is_cpufreq_controller) out of sched.h into somewhere else, I haven't
> looked at why it needs to live there.
>> Honestly - I don't see any point to this code.  Its opt-in via the
>> command line only, and doesn't provide adequate checks for enablement. 
>> (It's not as if we're lacking complexity or moving parts when it comes
>> to power/frequency management).
> Right, I could do a pre-patch to remove this, but I also don't think
> we should block this fix on removing FREQCTL_dom0_kernel, so I would
> rather fix the regression and then remove the feature if we agree it
> can be removed.

I agree.




Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.