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Re: [patch -mm] mm, page_alloc: extend kernelcore and movablecore for percent fix




On 02/13/2018 05:00 PM, David Rientjes wrote:
> Specify that movablecore= can use a percent value.
> 
> Remove comment about hugetlb pages not being movable per Mike.
> 
> Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks!  FWIW,
Reviewed-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
And, that is for all of patch 1.
-- 
Mike Kravetz

> ---
>  .../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt         | 22 +++++++++----------
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> @@ -1837,10 +1837,9 @@
>  
>  			ZONE_MOVABLE is used for the allocation of pages that
>  			may be reclaimed or moved by the page migration
> -			subsystem.  This means that HugeTLB pages may not be
> -			allocated from this zone.  Note that allocations like
> -			PTEs-from-HighMem still use the HighMem zone if it
> -			exists, and the Normal zone if it does not.
> +			subsystem.  Note that allocations like PTEs-from-HighMem
> +			still use the HighMem zone if it exists, and the Normal
> +			zone if it does not.
>  
>  			It is possible to specify the exact amount of memory in
>  			the form of "nn[KMGTPE]", a percentage of total system
> @@ -2353,13 +2352,14 @@
>  	mousedev.yres=	[MOUSE] Vertical screen resolution, used for devices
>  			reporting absolute coordinates, such as tablets
>  
> -	movablecore=nn[KMG]	[KNL,X86,IA-64,PPC] This parameter
> -			is similar to kernelcore except it specifies the
> -			amount of memory used for migratable allocations.
> -			If both kernelcore and movablecore is specified,
> -			then kernelcore will be at *least* the specified
> -			value but may be more. If movablecore on its own
> -			is specified, the administrator must be careful
> +	movablecore=	[KNL,X86,IA-64,PPC]
> +			Format: nn[KMGTPE] | nn%
> +			This parameter is the complement to kernelcore=, it
> +			specifies the amount of memory used for migratable
> +			allocations.  If both kernelcore and movablecore is
> +			specified, then kernelcore will be at *least* the
> +			specified value but may be more.  If movablecore on its
> +			own is specified, the administrator must be careful
>  			that the amount of memory usable for all allocations
>  			is not too small.
>  
> 
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