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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] v5 De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections
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On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 12:08 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > This set of patches allows for each directory created in sysfs
> > to cover more than one memory section. The default behavior for
> > sysfs directory creation is the same, in that each directory
> > represents a single memory section. A new file 'end_phys_index'
> > in each directory contains the physical_id of the last memory
> > section covered by the directory so that users can easily
> > determine the memory section range of a directory.
>
> What you're proposing appears to be a non-back-compatible
> userspace-visible change. This is a big issue!

Nathan, one thought to get around this at the moment would be to bump up
the size that we export in /sys/devices/system/memory/block_size_bytes.
I think you have already done most of the hard work to accomplish
this.

You can still add the end_phys_index stuff. But, for now, it would
always be equal to start_phys_index.

-- Dave



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