lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Sun, 6 Apr 2008 02:29:14 +0530
From:	Dhaval Giani <dhaval@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Balaji Rao <balajirrao@...il.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, containers@...ts.osdl.org,
	menage@...gle.com, a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl, balbir@...ibm.com,
	Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC][-mm] [1/2] Simple stats for cpu resource controller

On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:01:52AM +0530, Balaji Rao wrote:
> On Sunday 06 April 2008 01:10:41 am Dhaval Giani wrote:
> > > +};
> > > +
> > > +struct cpu_cgroup_stat_cpu {
> > > +	s64 count[CPU_CGROUP_STAT_NSTATS];
> > 
> > u64? time does not go negative :)
> Right. But these stats are not only going to measure time. We need the same 
> variables for measuring other stats as well. I'm not sure if we would 
> encounter scheduler stats that would count negative.
> 
> Balbir, what do you say ?

I would prefer to keep the stats logically separate. So something like
struct cpu_cgroup_stat_cpu {
	u64 time[];
	s64 some_other_stat;
}
and so on. (I am not sure, is there some advantage gained by using
structs?) Makes the code more maintainable imho.

> 
> > count also is not very clear? Can you give a more descriptive name?
> > 
> ok. How does 'value' look  ?
> 
> <snip>
> 
> > > +static s64 cpu_cgroup_read_stat(struct cpu_cgroup_stat *stat,
> > > +		enum cpu_cgroup_stat_index idx)
> > > +{
> > > +	int cpu;
> > > +	s64 ret = 0;
> > > +	unsigned long flags;
> > 
> > > +
> > > +	local_irq_save(flags);
> > 
> > I am just wondering. Is local_irq_save() enough?
> > 
> Hmmm.. You are right.This does not prevent concurrent updates on other CPUs 
> from crossing a 32bit boundary. Am not sure how to do this in a safe way. I 
> can only think of using atomic64_t now..
> 

I am going to answer that one when I am awake :-)

-- 
regards,
Dhaval
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists