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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 2/6] x86: allow reading MSR_IA32_TSC with XENPF_resource_op

On 22/01/15 13:36, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 22.01.15 at 13:53, <chao.p.peng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 11:20:15AM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>> On 21.01.15 at 12:19, <chao.p.peng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> --- a/xen/arch/x86/platform_hypercall.c
>>>> +++ b/xen/arch/x86/platform_hypercall.c
>>>> @@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ long cpu_down_helper(void *data);
>>>>  long core_parking_helper(void *data);
>>>>  uint32_t get_cur_idle_nums(void);
>>> See my comment on an earlier version.
>> The new added MSR_IA32_TSC and existed MSR_IA32_CMT_CTR should be
>> read in an atomic unit. How to achieve this if not increase
> These are just two entries nevertheless.

The reasons for two in the first place is that it is an indirect MSR read.

Upping MAX_ENTRIES to 3 and allowing the operation to get a timestamp as
is the only way to synchronously perform the indirect register read and

Having said this, the only useful timestamp will be at the same point as
performing the MSR read.  Having a 3rd operation tacked on the end to
get a timestamp will be some arbitrary time later, especially if
interrupts are enabled.


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