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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/32] Define CONFIG_INTEL_RDT
On Tue, 12 Jul 2016, Fenghua Yu wrote:

Subject: Define CONFIG_INTEL_RDT

That does not qualify as a proper patch subject

> From: Vikas Shivappa <vikas.shivappa@linux.intel.com>
>
> CONFIG_INTEL_RDT is defined.

That tells us what?

> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/intel_rdt.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/intel_rdt.h
> @@ -24,8 +24,16 @@ struct clos_cbm_table {
> * on scheduler hot path:
> * - This will stay as no-op unless we are running on an Intel SKU
> * which supports L3 cache allocation.
> + * - When support is present and enabled, does not do any
> + * IA32_PQR_MSR writes until the user starts really using the feature
> + * ie creates a rdtgroup directory and assigns a cache_mask thats
> + * different from the root rdtgroup's cache_mask.
> * - Caches the per cpu CLOSid values and does the MSR write only
> - * when a task with a different CLOSid is scheduled in.
> + * when a task with a different CLOSid is scheduled in. That
> + * means the task belongs to a different rdtgroup.
> + * - Closids are allocated so that different rdtgroup directories
> + * with same cache_mask gets the same CLOSid. This minimizes CLOSids
> + * used and reduces MSR write frequency.

How is this and the following changes related to $subject ?

Thanks,

tglx

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