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SubjectRe: [Lhms-devel] [PATCH 0/7] Fragmentation Avoidance V19
> Actually, what I was thinking is that if you use the swsusp infrastructure to 
> suspend all processes, all dma, quiesce the heck out of the devices, and
> _then_ try to move the kernel... Well, you at least have a much more
> controlled problem. Yeah, it's pretty darn intrusive, but if you're doing
> "suspend to ram" perhaps the downtime could be only 5 or 10 seconds...

I don't think suspend to ram for a memory hotplug remove would be acceptable to
users. The other methods add some complexity to the kernel, but are transparent
to userspace. Downtime of 5 to 10 seconds is really quite a bit of downtime.

> I don't know how much of the problem that leaves unsolved, though.

It would still require a remappable kernel. And seems intuitively to be wrong
to me. But if you want to try it out I won't stop you. It might even work.


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