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Author SHA1 Message Date
Josef Söntgen c706b1c0a7 run: modularize run tool 2015-01-26 12:28:40 +01:00
Martin Stein 8f9355b360 thread API & CPU session: accounting of CPU quota
In the init configuration one can configure the donation of CPU time via
'resource' tags that have the attribute 'name' set to "CPU" and the
attribute 'quantum' set to the percentage of CPU quota that init shall
donate. The pattern is the same as when donating RAM quota.

! <start name="test">
!   <resource name="CPU" quantum="75"/>
! </start>

This would cause init to try donating 75% of its CPU quota to the child
"test".  Init and core do not preserve CPU quota for their own
requirements by default as it is done with RAM quota.

The CPU quota that a process owns can be applied through the thread
constructor. The constructor has been enhanced by an argument that
indicates the percentage of the programs CPU quota that shall be granted
to the new thread. So 'Thread(33, "test")' would cause the backing CPU
session to try to grant 33% of the programs CPU quota to the thread
"test". By now, the CPU quota of a thread can't be altered after
construction. Constructing a thread with CPU quota 0 doesn't mean the
thread gets never scheduled but that the thread has no guaranty to receive
CPU time. Such threads have to live with excess CPU time.

Threads that already existed in the official repositories of Genode were
adapted in the way that they receive a quota of 0.

This commit also provides a run test 'cpu_quota' in base-hw (the only
kernel that applies the CPU-quota scheme currently). The test basically
runs three threads with different physical CPU quota. The threads simply
count for 30 seconds each and the test then checks wether the counter
values relate to the CPU-quota distribution.

fix #1275
2014-11-28 12:02:37 +01:00
Martin Stein ec6c19a487 base: memory barriers in lock implementations
The memory barrier prevents the compiler from changing the program order
of memory accesses in such a way that accesses to the guarded resource
get outside the guarded stage. As cmpxchg() defines the start of the
guarded stage it also represents an effective memory barrier.

On x86, the architecture ensures to not reorder writes with older reads,
writes to memory with other writes (except in cases that are not
relevant for our locks), or read/write instructions with I/O
instructions, locked instructions, and serializing instructions.

However on ARM, the architectural memory model allows not only that
memory accesses take local effect in another order as their program
order but also that different observers (components that can access
memory like data-busses, TLBs and branch predictors) observe these
effects each in another order. Thus, a correct program order isn't
sufficient for a correct observation order. An additional architectural
preservation of the memory barrier is needed to achieve this.

Fixes #692
2014-11-28 12:02:34 +01:00
Christian Helmuth dc2961338d Bootable GRUB2 disk image with ext2 partition
This provides bootable disk images for x86 platforms via

! RUN_OPT="--target disk"

The resulting disk image contains one ext2 partition with binaries from
the GRUB2 boot loader and the run scenario. The default disk size fits
all binaries, but is configurable via

! --disk-size <size in MiB>


The feature depends on an grub2-head.img, which is part of the commit,
but may also be generated by executing tool/create_grub2. The script
generates a disk image prepared for one partition, which contains files
for GRUB2. All image preparation steps that need superuser privileges
are conducted by this script.

The final step of writing the entire image to a disk must be executed
later by

  sudo dd if=<image file> of=<device> bs=8M conv=fsync

Fixes #1203.
2014-08-18 13:25:21 +02:00
Stefan Kalkowski 786fe805da base: introduce caching attributes (fix #1184)
On ARM it's relevant to not only distinguish between ordinary cached memory
and write-combined one, but also having non-cached memory too. To insert the
appropriated page table entries e.g.: in the base-hw kernel, we need to preserve
the information about the kind of memory from allocation until the pager
resolves a page fault. Therefore, this commit introduces a new Cache_attribute
type, and replaces the write_combined boolean with the new type where necessary.
2014-06-26 10:57:26 +02:00
Norman Feske 615830e107 Enable hash checks for ports mechanism 2014-05-27 13:45:03 +02:00
Christian Prochaska 078883fda3 base: interface for D- and I-cache synchronization
On ARM, when machine instructions get written into the data cache
(for example by a JIT compiler), one needs to make sure that the
instructions get written out to memory and read from memory into
the instruction cache before they get executed. This functionality
is usually provided by a kernel syscall and this patch adds a generic
interface for Genode applications to use it.

Fixes #1153.
2014-05-27 11:14:45 +02:00
Stefan Kalkowski de4335b443 base-fiasco: migrate to new ports mechanism
Issue #1082
2014-05-27 11:14:43 +02:00
Norman Feske ca971bbfd8 Move repositories to 'repos/' subdirectory
This patch changes the top-level directory layout as a preparatory
step for improving the tools for managing 3rd-party source codes.
The rationale is described in the issue referenced below.

Issue #1082
2014-05-14 16:08:00 +02:00