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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: avoid confusion over the new RESCTRL config prompt
On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:08:45AM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 05:52:18PM -0500, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > "Resource Control" is a very broad term for this CPU feature, and a
> > term that is also associated with containers, cgroups etc. This can
> > easily cause confusion.
> >
> > Make the user prompt more specific.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/Kconfig | 4 ++--
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > As somebody who works in "resource control", this prompt in oldconfig
> > certainly had me go wtf. Can we do something more specific?
>
> Well, since this is an interface to a hardware feature, we could call it
>
> Hardware Resource Control
>
> for example. I.e., HW_RESCTRL.
>
> Linus had another suggestion - CPU_RESCTRL - which sounds ok to me too.
>
> > Not insisting on this name, and I haven't renamed all the config
> > symbols yet, but we should probably fix this before 5.0 is released.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
> > index 26387c7bf305..426677b759c0 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
> > +++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
> > @@ -447,11 +447,11 @@ config RETPOLINE
> > support for full protection. The kernel may run slower.
> >
> > config X86_RESCTRL
> > - bool "Resource Control support"
> > + bool "x86 cache control support"
>
> Except that it is not only cache but memory (bandwidth) control too. So I guess
>
> bool "CPU Resource Control support"

This is still awefully close to the cgroup CPU resource
controller. Since it's more hardware-specific, and the config symbol
also has the x86 in it, how about "x86 CPU resource control support"?

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From 2a24f6e30ed9dbc0abb96c73ec0e205e07034383 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:44:36 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] x86: avoid confusion over the new RESCTRL config prompt

"Resource Control" is a very broad term for this CPU feature, and a
term that is also associated with containers, cgroups etc. This can
easily cause confusion.

Make the user prompt more specific.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
---
arch/x86/Kconfig | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index 26387c7bf305..ac432379df11 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -447,11 +447,11 @@ config RETPOLINE
support for full protection. The kernel may run slower.

config X86_RESCTRL
- bool "Resource Control support"
+ bool "x86 CPU resource control support"
depends on X86 && (CPU_SUP_INTEL || CPU_SUP_AMD)
select KERNFS
help
- Enable Resource Control support.
+ Enable x86 CPU resource control support.

Provide support for the allocation and monitoring of system resources
usage by the CPU.
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