Re: [PATCH] arch/tile: add /proc/tile, /proc/sys/tile, and a sysfs cpu attribute

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri May 20 2011 - 10:37:35 EST

On Friday 20 May 2011 16:26:57 Chris Metcalf wrote:
> >>>> /proc/tile/hardwall
> >>>> Information on the set of currently active hardwalls (note that
> >>>> the implementation is already present in arch/tile/kernel/hardwall.c;
> >>>> this change just enables it)
> >> This one is not a hypervisor-related file. It just lists information about
> >> the set of Linux hardwalls currently active. Again, it's not primarily
> >> intended for programmatic use, but as a diagnostic tool.
> > same here, I'd still put it into the hypervisor structure.
> Since /proc/tile/hardwall has no connection to the hypervisor whatsoever,
> I'm reluctant to put it under /sys/hypervisor.

Ah, I see. I didn't notice that it was in the other file. You are
absolutely right, this does not belong into /sys/hypervisor and
fits well into procfs, we just need to find the right place.

> Perhaps in this case it would be reasonable to just have the hardwall
> subsystem put the file in /proc/driver/hardwall, or even /proc/hardwall?
> Or I could make the /dev/hardwall char device dump out the ASCII text that
> we currently get from /proc/hardwall if you read from it, which is a little
> weird but not inconceivable. For example it currently shows things like this:
> # cat /proc/tile/hardwall
> 2x2 1,1 pids: 484@2,1 479@1,1
> 2x2 0,3 pids:
> In this example "2x2 1,1" is a 2x2 grid of cpus starting at grid (x,y)
> position (1,1), with task 484 bound to the cpu at (x,y) position (2,1).

Any chance you can still restructure the information? I would recommend
making it a first-class procfs member, since the data is really per-task.

You can add a conditional entry to tgid_base_stuff[] in fs/proc/base.c
to make it show up for each pid, and then just have the per-task information
in there to do the lookup the other way round:

# cat /proc/484/hardwall
2x2 1,1 @2,1

# cat /proc/479/hardwall
2x2 1,1 @1,1

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at