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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:29:45 +0000
From:   James Morse <>
Cc:     Fenghua Yu <>,
        Reinette Chatre <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <>, Babu Moger <>,
        James Morse <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH v2 0/2] x86/resctrl: Start abstraction for a second arch

Hi folks,

These two patches are the tip of the MPAM iceberg.

Arm have some CPU support for dividing caches into portions, and
applying bandwidth limits at various points in the SoC. The collective term
for these features is MPAM: Memory Partitioning and Monitoring.

MPAM is similar enough to Intel RDT, that it should use the defacto linux
interface: resctrl. This filesystem currently lives under arch/x86, and is
tightly coupled to the architecture.
Ultimately, my plan is to split the existing resctrl code up to have an
arch<->fs abstraction, then move all the bits out to fs/resctrl. From there
MPAM can be wired up.

These two patches are step one: Split the two structs that resctrl uses
to have an arch<->fs split. These sit on top of the cleanup posted here:

I'm after strong opinions like "No! struct mbm_state is obviously arch
specific.". Making the hardware configuration belong to the arch code
instead of resctrl is so that it can be scaled on arm64, where MPAM
allows terrifyingly large portion bitmaps for the caches.

Last time these were posted, the request was for the spec, and to see
the whole fully assembled iceberg.

The spec is here:

For a slightly dated view of the whole tree:
1. Don peril sensitive sunglasses

The tree is generally RFC-quality. It gets more ragged once you get out of
the x86 code. I anticipate all the arm64 code being rewritten before its
considered for merging.

(I haven't reposted the CDP origami as before, as I think that series
will be clearer if I re-order the patches ... it may even be shorter)

Does it all work? Almost. Monitor groups are proving to be a problem, I
can't see a way of getting these working without a user-visible change of
MPAMs counters aren't 1:1 with RMIDs, so supporting MBM_* on
any likely hardware will have to be via something other than resctrl.


James Morse (2):
  x86/resctrl: Split struct rdt_resource
  x86/resctrl: Split struct rdt_domain

 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/core.c        | 257 +++++++++++++---------
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/ctrlmondata.c |  16 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/internal.h    | 157 +++----------
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/monitor.c     |  29 ++-
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/pseudo_lock.c |   4 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c    |  77 ++++---
 include/linux/resctrl.h                   | 133 +++++++++++
 7 files changed, 389 insertions(+), 284 deletions(-)


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