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Subject[PATCH v4 0/6] [PATCH v4 0/6] Track and expose idle PURR and SPURR ticks
From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <>


This is the fourth version of the patches to track and expose idle PURR
and SPURR ticks. These patches are required by tools such as lparstat
to compute system utilization for capacity planning purposes.

The previous versions can be found here:

They key changes from v3 are:

- Fixed the build errors on !CONFIG_PPC64 and !CONFIG_PPC_PSERIES
configurations notified by the kbuild bot.

On PSeries LPARs, the data centers planners desire a more accurate
view of system utilization per resource such as CPU to plan the system
capacity requirements better. Such accuracy can be obtained by reading
PURR/SPURR registers for CPU resource utilization.

Tools such as lparstat which are used to compute the utilization need
to know [S]PURR ticks when the cpu was busy or idle. The [S]PURR
counters are already exposed through sysfs. We already account for
PURR ticks when we go to idle so that we can update the VPA area. This
patchset extends support to account for SPURR ticks when idle, and
expose both via per-cpu sysfs files.

This patch series also introduces a patch (Patch 6/6) to send an IPI
in order to read and cache the values of purr, spurr, idle_purr and
idle_spurr of the target CPU when any one of them is read via
sysfs. These cached values will be presented if any of these sysfs are
read within the next 10ms. If these sysfs files are read after 10ms
from the earlier IPI, a fresh IPI is issued to read and cache the
values again. This minimizes the number of IPIs required to be sent
when these values are read back-to-back via the sysfs interface.

Without patch 6/6 (Without caching):
16 [XICS 2 Edge IPI] = 422 times
DBL [Doorbell interrupts] = 13 times
Total : 435 IPIs.

With patch 6/6 (With caching):
16 [XICS 2 Edge IPI] = 111 times
DBL [Doorbell interrupts] = 17 times
Total : 128 IPIs.

These patches are required for enhancement to the lparstat utility
that compute the CPU utilization based on PURR and SPURR which can be
found here :!topic/powerpc-utils-devel/fYRo69xO9r4

With the patches, when lparstat is run on a LPAR running CPU-Hogs,
sudo ./src/lparstat -E 1 3
System Configuration
type=Dedicated mode=Capped smt=8 lcpu=2 mem=4834176 kB cpus=0 ent=2.00
---Actual--- -Normalized-
%busy %idle Frequency %busy %idle
------ ------ ------------- ------ ------
99.99 0.00 3.35GHz[111%] 110.99 0.00
100.00 0.00 3.35GHz[111%] 111.00 0.00
100.00 0.00 3.35GHz[111%] 111.00 0.00

With patches, when lparstat is run on and idle LPAR
---Actual--- -Normalized-
%busy %idle Frequency %busy %idle
------ ------ ------------- ------ ------
0.20 99.81 2.17GHz[ 72%] 0.19 71.82
0.42 99.58 2.11GHz[ 70%] 0.31 69.69
0.41 99.59 2.11GHz[ 70%] 0.31 69.69

Gautham R. Shenoy (6):
powerpc: Move idle_loop_prolog()/epilog() functions to header file
powerpc/idle: Add accessor function to always read latest idle PURR
powerpc/pseries: Account for SPURR ticks on idle CPUs
powerpc/sysfs: Show idle_purr and idle_spurr for every CPU
Documentation: Document sysfs interfaces purr, spurr, idle_purr,
pseries/sysfs: Minimise IPI noise while reading [idle_][s]purr

Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-devices-system-cpu | 39 +++++
arch/powerpc/include/asm/idle.h | 93 ++++++++++++
arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c | 167 ++++++++++++++++++++-
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/setup.c | 8 +-
drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c | 39 +----
5 files changed, 305 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/include/asm/idle.h


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