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Subject[PATCH V3 28/39] x86/intel_rdt: Discover supported platforms via prefetch disable bits
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Knowing the model specific prefetch disable bits is required to support
cache pseudo-locking because the hardware prefetchers need to be disabled
when the kernel memory is pseudo-locked to cache. We add these bits only
for platforms known to support cache pseudo-locking.

When the user requests locksetup mode to be entered it will fail if the
prefetch disabling bits are not known for the platform.

Signed-off-by: Reinette Chatre <reinette.chatre@intel.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_pseudo_lock.c | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 75 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_pseudo_lock.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_pseudo_lock.c
index ad1da2ff096f..aa3e0a15c246 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_pseudo_lock.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_pseudo_lock.c
@@ -20,8 +20,73 @@
#define pr_fmt(fmt) KBUILD_MODNAME ": " fmt

#include <linux/slab.h>
+#include <asm/intel-family.h>
#include "intel_rdt.h"

+/*
+ * MSR_MISC_FEATURE_CONTROL register enables the modification of hardware
+ * prefetcher state. Details about this register can be found in the MSR
+ * tables for specific platforms found in Intel's SDM.
+ */
+#define MSR_MISC_FEATURE_CONTROL 0x000001a4
+
+/*
+ * The bits needed to disable hardware prefetching varies based on the
+ * platform. During initialization we will discover which bits to use.
+ */
+static u64 prefetch_disable_bits;
+
+/**
+ * get_prefetch_disable_bits - prefetch disable bits of supported platforms
+ *
+ * Capture the list of platforms that have been validated to support
+ * pseudo-locking. This includes testing to ensure pseudo-locked regions
+ * with low cache miss rates can be created under variety of load conditions
+ * as well as that these pseudo-locked regions can maintain their low cache
+ * miss rates under variety of load conditions for significant lengths of time.
+ *
+ * After a platform has been validated to support pseudo-locking its
+ * hardware prefetch disable bits are included here as they are documented
+ * in the SDM.
+ *
+ * Return:
+ * If platform is supported, the bits to disable hardware prefetchers, 0
+ * if platform is not supported.
+ */
+static u64 get_prefetch_disable_bits(void)
+{
+ if (boot_cpu_data.x86_vendor != X86_VENDOR_INTEL ||
+ boot_cpu_data.x86 != 6)
+ return 0;
+
+ switch (boot_cpu_data.x86_model) {
+ case INTEL_FAM6_BROADWELL_X:
+ /*
+ * SDM defines bits of MSR_MISC_FEATURE_CONTROL register
+ * as:
+ * 0 L2 Hardware Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 1 L2 Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 2 DCU Hardware Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 3 DCU IP Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 63:4 Reserved
+ */
+ return 0xF;
+ case INTEL_FAM6_ATOM_GOLDMONT:
+ case INTEL_FAM6_ATOM_GEMINI_LAKE:
+ /*
+ * SDM defines bits of MSR_MISC_FEATURE_CONTROL register
+ * as:
+ * 0 L2 Hardware Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 1 Reserved
+ * 2 DCU Hardware Prefetcher Disable (R/W)
+ * 63:3 Reserved
+ */
+ return 0x5;
+ }
+
+ return 0;
+}
+
/**
* pseudo_lock_init - Initialize a pseudo-lock region
* @rdtgrp: resource group to which new pseudo-locked region will belong
@@ -233,6 +298,16 @@ int rdtgroup_locksetup_enter(struct rdtgroup *rdtgrp)
return -EINVAL;
}

+ /*
+ * Not knowing the bits to disable prefetching implies that this
+ * platform does not support Cache Pseudo-Locking.
+ */
+ prefetch_disable_bits = get_prefetch_disable_bits();
+ if (prefetch_disable_bits == 0) {
+ rdt_last_cmd_puts("pseudo-locking not supported\n");
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+
if (rdtgroup_monitor_in_progress(rdtgrp)) {
rdt_last_cmd_puts("monitoring in progress\n");
return -EINVAL;
--
2.13.6
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