Cyclitest "--smi" option available for non-root users
With this update, it is possible to use the cyclictest program with the "--smi" option as a non-root user, provided that the user also belongs to the "realtime" group. On processors that support system management interrupts (SMIs), "--smi" displays a report on the system's SMIs, which was previously only available for root users.
There is a new option to cyclictest to detect smis, that needs to read the msr and cpuid registers. Bugzilla 1341783 creates a udev rule to give the group "realtime" access to these registers, but this isn't sufficient. Programs that require the access need the cap_sys_rawio capability
Fixed in rt-tests-1.0-3 and up
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.