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SubjectRe: [patch] increse MAX_NR_MEMBLKS to same as MAX_NUMNODES on NUMA
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 06:24:52PM -0800, Jesse Barnes wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 04:45:35PM -0600, Jack Steiner wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 12:08:04PM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>> > > > Since we now support # of CPUs > BITS_PER_LONG with cpumask_t it would
>> > > > be nice to be able to support more than BITS_PER_LONG memory blocks.
>> > >
>> > > Nothing uses them. We're probably better off just removing them altogether.
>> >
>> > I dont understand.
>> > node_memblk[] is used on IA64 in arch/ia64/mm/discontig.c (& other places too).
>>
>> I think Martin is referring to the memblk_*line() functions and the fact
>> that memblks are exported via sysfs to userspace. That API hasn't
>> proven very useful so far since it's really waiting for memory hot
>> add/remove. Of course, we'll still need structures to support that for
>> the low level arch specific discontig code, so any patch that killed
>> memblks in sysfs and elsewhere would have to take that into account...
>> (In particular, node_memblk[] is filled out by the ACPI SRAT parsing
>> code and use for discontig init and physical->node id conversion.)
>>
>> Jesse
>
> OK, that makes sense.

Could one of you test this patch for me? Probably just a build would do fine.

Thanks,

M.
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