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SubjectRe: [RFC] new MSR r/w functions per CPU
Rudolf Marek wrote:
> Hello all,
> For my new coretemp driver[1], I need to execute the rdmsr on particular
> processor. There is no such "global" function for that in the kernel so
> far.
> The per CPU msr_read and msr_write are used in following drivers:
> msr.c (it is static there now)
> k8-edac.c (duplicated right now -> driver in -mm)
> coretemp.c (my new Core temperature sensor -> driver [1])
> Question is how make an access to that functions. Enclosed patch does
> simple EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for them, but then both drivers (k8-edac.c and
> coretemp.c) would depend on the MSR driver. The ultimate solution would
> be to move this type
> of function to separate module, but perhaps this is just bit overkill?
> Any ideas what would be the best solution?

For now I think you could just export these and allow the dependency.
I've been meaning to rewrite the MSR and CPUID drivers to use a common
core, which would also allow invoking nnostandard CPUID and msrs which
need the entire register file to be set; that should probably be
included in that.

In fact, I've made that change something like four times (it seems to be
an airplane project that I never get around to submitting), so I should
actually get it finished and sent in.

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