[libvirt] [PATCH] BSD: implement nodeGetCPUStats

Roman Bogorodskiy bogorodskiy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 12:52:15 UTC 2014

  Daniel P. Berrange wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 12:47:20PM +0400, Roman Bogorodskiy wrote:
> > I had doubts how to implement that. Looks like the current
> > implementation is tied to Linux CPU metrics:
> > 
> >   user nice system idle iowait
> > 
> > That list is hardcoded into virsh-host.c. FreeBSD has a slightly
> > different set of metrics:
> > 
> >   user nice system intr idle
> > 
> > I.e. it's interrupt time instead of i/o time.
> That's not a problem. Just define a new API constant for INTR and
> don't use the IOWAIT constant in your impl. No impl is required to
> support every single possible value.
> >                                              I decided to go without
> > virsh-host.c modification and used VIR_NODE_CPU_STATS_UTILIZATION.
> I'd avoid using that. It only exists for virt which is incapable of
> providing the raw values. It is much better to let the apps calculate
> the utilization themselves since they can choose the time period over
> which to perform the calculation better.

Thanks for advise, I'll provide an updated patch.

Roman Bogorodskiy

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