RE: About add an A64FX cache control function into resctrl
Date: Mon May 17 2021 - 04:29:46 EST
Hi, Tony, Catalin
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 05:50:20PM +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > >>>> [Sector cache function]
> > >>>> The sector cache function split cache into multiple sectors and
> > >>>> control them separately. It is implemented on the L1D cache and
> > >>>> L2 cache in the A64FX processor and can be controlled
> > >>>> individually for L1D cache and L2 cache. A64FX has no L3 cache.
> > >>>> Each L1D cache and
> > >>>> L2 cache has 4 sectors. Which L1D sector is used is specified by
> > >>>> the value of [57:56] bits of address, how many ways of sector are
> > >>>> specified by the value of register (IMP_SCCR_L1_EL0).
> > >>>> Which L2 sector is used is specified by the value of  bits of
> > >>>> address, and how many ways of sector are specified by value of
> > >>>> register (IMP_SCCR_ASSIGN_EL1, IMP_SCCR_SET0_L2_EL1,
> > >>>> IMP_SCCR_SET1_L2_EL1).
> > Are A64FX binaries position independent? I.e. could the OS reassign a
> > running task to a different sector by remapping it to different
> > virtual addresses during a context switch?
> Arm64 supports a maximum of 52-bit of virtual or physical addresses. The
> maximum the MMU would produce would be a 52-bit output address. I
> presume bits 56, 57 of the address bus are used for some cache affinity (sector
> selection) but they don't influence the memory addressing, nor could the MMU
> set them.
Yes, A64FX binaries are position independent. Arm64 supports
a maximum of 52-bit of virtual or physical address. On A64FX,
the [56:57] bits of virtual addresses are used for some cache
affinity (sector selection) and set by user program instead of MMU.