RE: [PATCH v9 00/13] arch/resctrl: AMD QoS support

From: Moger, Babu
Date: Wed Dec 26 2018 - 12:15:39 EST

Hi Jan,

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> Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 00/13] arch/resctrl: AMD QoS support
> On Nov 21 2018 20:28:23, Moger, Babu wrote:
> >
> >This series adds support for AMD64 architectural extensions for
> >Platform Quality of Service.
> The term "QoS" is already used for net/sched/. It will be bad naming to
> have QoS - and then an AMD QoS / Platform QoS as well. Preexisting,
> decade-old howtos may speak of enabling "QoS", and with the ambiguity,
> the unsuspecting kernel builder apprentice may enable the wrong thing in
> his config.
> So either the QoS from networking gets correspondingly renamed ("packet
> QoS"?.. or something), or else AMD QoS should be changed.

The QoS name is not visible to the user. This feature is referred as QoS
in AMD documents. But for the kernel user it is called as RESCTRL which we
agreed upon in our earlier discussions. So there is no ambiguity or
confusion here. Let me know if you have any questions.