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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] v3 De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 03:36:24PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 22:45 -0500, Nathan Fontenot wrote:
> > This set of patches de-couples the idea that there is a single
> > directory in sysfs for each memory section. The intent of the
> > patches is to reduce the number of sysfs directories created to
> > resolve a boot-time performance issue. On very large systems
> > boot time are getting very long (as seen on powerpc hardware)
> > due to the enormous number of sysfs directories being created.
> > On a system with 1 TB of memory we create ~63,000 directories.
> > For even larger systems boot times are being measured in hours.
>
> Greg, Kame, how do we proceed with these ? I'm happy to put them in
> powerpc.git with appropriate acks or will you take them ?

I thought there would be at least one more round of these patches based
on the review comments, right?

I'll be glad to take them when everyone agrees with them.

thanks,

greg k-h


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