Re: Is there any use case of FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf now?


Ni, Ray
 

It looks like a good topic to discuss in TianoCore Open Design meeting😊

Question to Dandan's proposal: Does it cause any conflict (or help) when standalone mm is launched from PEI?

Thanks,
Ray

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From: devel@edk2.groups.io <devel@edk2.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kun Qin
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Subject: Re: [edk2-devel] Is there any use case of FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf now?

Hi Dandan,

Thanks for letting me know. I added Bret and Sean to the thread for
broader view in our scope.

But currently our StandaloneMm Core does not report performance data to
FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm module.

Is the idea to centralize the performance report collection job to
SmmCorePerformanceLib and remove the FirmwarePerformance**Mm driver? Is
there any plan to support a Standalone instance once the traditional MM
version is functional?

Thanks,
Kun


On 08/05/2021 04:44, Dandan Bi wrote:
Hi Kun,

I plan to make some change for FirmwarePerformanceSmm.inf, may also
update the behavior of FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf as they are
sharing codes now.

And I saw you are the submitter of this driver. Could you help clarify
following questions ? Thanks in advance.

1. Do you have the use case to leverage
FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf to collect Standalone MM
performance data now?
2. Do you have any Library/module used by StandaloneMmCore to collect
Standalone MM performance data and report the data to
FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm like the SmmCorePerformanceLib used
for SMM core?
3. I plan to move some logic from FirmwarePerformanceDataTableSmm to
SmmCorePerformanceLib as below. Do you think is it ok just to remove
them from FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf now?

If there is not any module to report Standalone MM performance data to
FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf, I think it should be OK to remove
them from FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm now.

Change:

SMM performance data collection now:

1. SmmCorePerformanceLib collect all the performance data in SMM and
report the data to FirmwarePerformanceDataTableSmm through status
code. **
2. DxeCorePerformanceLib will communicate with
FirmwarePerformanceDataTableSmm to get the SMM performance data and
allocate performance table to store all the performance data.

Now I want to simplify the process to make DxeCorePerformanceLib
communicate with SmmCorePerformanceLib directly to collect SMM
performance data, so FirmwarePerformanceDataTableSmm don’t need to get
the SMM performance data from SmmCorePerformanceLib and register SMI
handler for the communication with DxeCorePerformanceLib.

For FirmwarePerformanceStandaloneMm.inf, just remove this logic if there
is no module to prepare MM performance data to it now.

Thanks,

Dandan



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