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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] sched/fair: Use a recently used CPU as an idle candidate and the basis for SIS
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On Fri, 2018-02-02 at 15:08 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 01:46:47PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> > +static void __intel_pstate_hwp_set_desired(int val)
> > +{
> > + u64 value;
> > +
> > + value = rdmsrl(MSR_HWP_REQUEST);
> > + value &= ~GENMASK_ULL(23, 16);
> > + value |= (val & 0xff) << 16;
> > + wrmsrl(MSR_HWP_REQUEST, val);
> > +}
>
> Also, if we keep a software shadow of that MSR, we can avoid the
> rdmsr, which might also help.
The reason we don't keep a software shadow as users can use x86-energy-
perf utility or via BMC to adjust. CCed to Len.

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