[PATCH 0/3] x86/intel_rdt: Fix exclusive mode with CDP resources

From: Reinette Chatre
Date: Wed Sep 26 2018 - 15:01:02 EST

Dear Maintainers,

CDP resources do not currently behave as expected when there are resource
groups with mode 'exclusive'.

In the example below it was possible to create two resource groups,
p1 and p2, that are both in exclusive mode but their usage of the
underlying L2 cache actually overlaps.

root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# ls
cpus cpus_list info mode p1 p2 schemata size tasks
root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat schemata
root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat mode

root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat p1/schemata
root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat p1/mode

root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat p2/schemata
root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat p2/mode

root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat info/L2CODE/bit_usage
root@glk:/sys/fs/resctrl# cat info/L2DATA/bit_usage

In the above example, the CBM of L2DATA in p1 overlaps with the CBM of
L2CODE in p2 while they are both in exclusive mode. While it may reflect no
overlap among the L2DATA resources specifically it does actually imply
overlap of use of the underlying hardware that is not the intention of
'exclusive' mode. This happens because the current implementation treats
L2CODE and L2DATA as totally independent, when it is actually referring to
the same underlying hardware.

This series fixes the potential for overlap of hardware resource use when
resource groups are in 'exclusive' mode by ensuring that if there is a CDP
peer on the same hardware then any overlap test would consider it also.

Allocations of data and code resources within the same exclusive resource
group are allowed to overlap.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.


Reinette Chatre (3):
x86/intel_rdt: Introduce utility to obtain CDP peer
x86/intel_rdt: CBM overlap should also check for overlap with CDP peer
x86/intel_rdt: Fix initial allocation to consider CDP

arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_rdtgroup.c | 133 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 128 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)