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SubjectRe: [PATCH] processor passthru - upload _Cx and _Pxx data to hypervisor (v5).
>>> On 25.02.12 at 01:21, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
> But cpufreq != cpuidle != cpufreq governor, and they all are run by
> different rules.
> The ondemand cpufreq governor for example runs a timer and calls the
> appropiate cpufreq
> driver. So with these patches I posted we end up with a cpufreq driver in
> the kernel
> and in Xen hypervisor - both of them trying to change Pstates. Not good (to
> be fair,
> if powernow-k8/acpi-cpufreq would try it via WRMSR - those would up being
> trapped and
> ignored by the hypervisor. I am not sure about the outw though).

I'm not aware of any trapping that would be done on the I/O port here;
it could be added, though (i.e. the ports removed from the list of
allowed ports of Dom0 once they become known to the hypervisor).

> The pre-RFC version of this posted driver implemented a cpufreq governor that
> was
> nop and for future work was going to make a hypercall to get the true
> cpufreq value
> to report properly in /proc/cpuinfo - but I hadn't figured out a way to make
> it be
> the default one dynamically.
>
> Perhaps having xencommons do
> echo "xen" > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor
>
> And s/processor-passthru/cpufreq-xen/ would do it? That would eliminate the
> [performance,
> ondemand,powersave,etc] cpufreq governors from calling into the cpufreq
> drivers to alter P-states.

Except that you want this to be a cpufreq driver, not a governor.

Jan



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