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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:08:21 +0100
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	Matt Fleming <>
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <>, Jiri Olsa <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,, "H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	Kanaka Juvva <>,
	Matt Fleming <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 10/11] perf/x86/intel: Perform rotation on Intel CQM

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 08:56:53PM +0000, Matt Fleming wrote:
> > Should we initialize that to a finite value? Surely results are absolute
> > crap if we do indeed reach that max?
> I don't think we'll ever reach that max, it'll bottom out once it
> reaches the size of the LLC, since the pathological case is that the
> RMID you're currently trying to stabilize is used to tag every line in
> the LLC.

Sure, LLC size is the 'same'. Makes the entire ordeal rather pointless.

> Not sure what a reasonable finite value would be here though? 10% of the
> LLC size?

Can you ask the same Oracle that provided the magic 250 ms? Both are
magic/random numbers. 10% sounds rather large, but who knows.
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