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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RESEND] x86_64: add memory hotremove config option

* Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com> wrote:

>
> On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 19:44 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Gary Hade <garyhade@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Add memory hotremove config option to x86_64
> > >
> > > Memory hotremove functionality can currently be configured into the
> > > ia64, powerpc, and s390 kernels. This patch makes it possible to
> > > configure the memory hotremove functionality into the x86_64 kernel as
> > > well.
> >
> > hm, why is it for 64-bit only?
> >
> > > +++ linux-2.6.27-rc5/arch/x86/Kconfig 2008-09-03 13:34:55.000000000 -0700
> > > @@ -1384,6 +1384,9 @@
> > > def_bool y
> > > depends on X86_64 || (X86_32 && HIGHMEM)
> > >
> > > +config ARCH_ENABLE_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
> > > + def_bool y
> >
> > so this will break the build on 32-bit, if CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE=y?
> > mm/memory_hotplug.c assumes that remove_memory() is provided by the
> > architecture.
> >
> > > +#ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
> > > +int remove_memory(u64 start, u64 size)
> > > +{
> > > + unsigned long start_pfn, end_pfn;
> > > + unsigned long timeout = 120 * HZ;
> > > + int ret;
> > > + start_pfn = start >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> > > + end_pfn = start_pfn + (size >> PAGE_SHIFT);
> > > + ret = offline_pages(start_pfn, end_pfn, timeout);
> > > + if (ret)
> > > + goto out;
> > > + /* Arch-specific calls go here */
> > > +out:
> > > + return ret;
> > > +}
> > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(remove_memory);
> > > +#endif /* CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE */
> >
> > hm, nothing appears to be arch-specific about this trivial wrapper
> > around offline_pages().
>
> Yes. All the archs (ppc64, ia64, s390, x86_64) have exact same
> function. No architecture needed special handling so far (initial
> versions of ppc64 needed extra handling, but I moved the code
> to different place).
>
> We can make this generic and kill all arch-specific ones.
> Initially, we didn't know if any arch needs special handling -
> so ended up having private functions for each arch.
> I think its time to merge them all.
>
> > Shouldnt this be moved to the CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE portion of
> > mm/memory_hotplug.c instead, as a weak function? That way architectures
> > only have to enable ARCH_ENABLE_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE - and architectures
> > with different/special needs can override it.
>
> Yes. We should do that. I will send out a patch.

ok - if all architectures have the same function then please make it a
regular function not a weak one, and remove all the duplications.

Ingo


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