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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] tools/power/x86/intel-speed-select: Display core count for bucket
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On 9/7/19 2:18 PM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 10:47 PM Srinivas Pandruvada
> <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, 2019-09-06 at 07:50 -0700, Srinivas Pandruvada wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2019-09-06 at 16:46 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Sep 06, 2019 at 05:39:54AM -0400, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>>>>> On 9/5/19 7:37 PM, Srinivas Pandruvada wrote:
>>>>>> Read the bucket and core count relationship via MSR and display
>>>>>> when displaying turbo ratio limits.
>>>>>> + ret = isst_send_msr_command(cpu, 0x1ae, 0,
>>>>>> buckets_info);
>>>>>
>>>>> ^^^ you can get rid of the magic number 0x1ae by doing (sorry for
>>>>> the cut-and-paste)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/tools/power/x86/intel-speed-select/Makefile
>>>>> b/tools/power/x86/intel
>>>>> index 12c6939dca2a..087d802ad844 100644
>>>>> --- a/tools/power/x86/intel-speed-select/Makefile
>>>>> +++ b/tools/power/x86/intel-speed-select/Makefile
>>>>> @@ -15,6 +15,8 @@ endif
>>>>> MAKEFLAGS += -r
>>>>>
>>>>> override CFLAGS += -O2 -Wall -g -D_GNU_SOURCE -I$(OUTPUT)include
>>>>> +override CFLAGS += -I../../../include
>>>>> +override CFLAGS +=
>>>>> -DMSRHEADER='"../../../../arch/x86/include/asm/msr-index.h"'
>>>
>>> No, we can't use msr_index.
>> This comment was meant for use of /dev/cpu/X/msr not msr_index.
>> I didn't want to bring in dependency on msr-index.h for couple of 2
>> MSRs and the names in msr-index.h doesn't really reflect the actual
>> processing, they are doing. For example MSR_TURBO_RATIO_LIMIT1 for
>> 0x1ae. The definition of 0x1AE is different on cpu model 0x55 and
>> beyond.
>>
>>>
>
> It seems not applicable on top of tools patch series I had applied before.
>
>>>>
>>>> I guess it can be done in more neat way.
>>>>
>>>>> As I've been looking at this code I have been wondering why
>>>>> didn't
>>>>> you just use
>>>>> the standard /dev/cpu/X/msr interface that other x86 power
>>>>> utilities (turbostat,
>>>>> x86_energy_perf_policy) use? Implementing msr_read() is trivial
>>>>> (warning
>>>>> untested and uncompiled code)
>>>
>>> No. We can't. The MSR interface is disabled on several distribution
>>> and
>>> platforms with secured boot. So some special MSRs are only allowed
>>> via
>>> this IOCTL interface.
>>>

Which distros don't have /dev/cpu/X/msr ?

None of other Intel tools have this restriction (or requirement depending on
your point of view). Why is intel-speed-select special that we have to
jump through hoops?

P.

>>> Thanks,
>>> Srinivas
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Actually good point!
>>>>
>>
>
>

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