Re: [PATCHv2 1/7] x86/mm: concentrate the code to memblock allocator enabled
- Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:12:21 +0800
- From: Chao Fan <fanc.fnst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCHv2 1/7] x86/mm: concentrate the code to memblock allocator enabled
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 01:12:51PM +0800, Pingfan Liu wrote:
>This patch identifies the point where memblock alloc start. It has no
>+ * Memory used by the kernel cannot be hot-removed because Linux
>+ * cannot migrate the kernel pages. When memory hotplug is
>+ * enabled, we should prevent memblock from allocating memory
>+ * for the kernel.
>+ * ACPI SRAT records all hotpluggable memory ranges. But before
>+ * SRAT is parsed, we don't know about it.
>+ * The kernel image is loaded into memory at very early time. We
>+ * cannot prevent this anyway. So on NUMA system, we set any
>+ * node the kernel resides in as un-hotpluggable.
>+ * Since on modern servers, one node could have double-digit
>+ * gigabytes memory, we can assume the memory around the kernel
>+ * image is also un-hotpluggable. So before SRAT is parsed, just
>+ * allocate memory near the kernel image to try the best to keep
>+ * the kernel away from hotpluggable memory.
>+ if (movable_node_is_enabled())
In my understanding, 'movable_node' is based on the that memory near
kernel is considered as in the same node as kernel in high possibility.
If SRAT has been parsed early, do we still need the kernel parameter
'movable_node'? Since you have got the memory information about hot-remove,
so I wonder if it's OK to drop 'movable_node', and if memory-hotremove is
enabled, change memblock allocation according to SRAT.
If there is something wrong in my understanding, please let me know.
>@@ -1145,8 +1145,6 @@ void __init setup_arch(char **cmdline_p)
> mmu_cr4_features = __read_cr4() & ~X86_CR4_PCIDE;
> * NOTE: On x86-32, only from this point on, fixmaps are ready for use.