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SubjectRe: [Lhms-devel] [PATCH 0/7] Fragmentation Avoidance V19
Paul Jackson a écrit :
> Linus wrote:
>
>>Maybe you'd be willing on compromising by using a few kernel boot-time
>>command line options for your not-very-common load.
>
>
> If we were only a few options away from running Andy's varying load
> mix with something close to ideal performance, we'd be in fat city,
> and Andy would never have been driven to write that rant.

I found hugetlb support in linux not very practical/usable on NUMA machines,
boot-time parameters or /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages.

With this single integer parameter, you cannot allocate 1000 4MB pages on one
specific node, letting small pages on another node.

I'm not an astrophysician, nor a DB admin, I'm only trying to partition a dual
node machine between one (numa aware) memory intensive job and all others
(system, network, shells).
At least I can reboot it if needed, but I feel Andy pain.

There is a /proc/buddyinfo file, maybe we need a /proc/sys/vm/node_hugepages
with a list of integers (one per node) ?

Eric
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