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SubjectRe: [0/8,v3] NUMA Hotplug Emulator - Introduction & Feedbacks
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On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 6:07 PM,  <shaohui.zheng@intel.com> wrote:
>
> * WHAT IS HOTPLUG EMULATOR
>
> NUMA hotplug emulator is collectively named for the hotplug emulation
> it is able to emulate NUMA Node Hotplug thru a pure software way. It
> intends to help people easily debug and test node/cpu/memory hotplug
> related stuff on a none-numa-hotplug-support machine, even an UMA machine.
>
> The emulator provides mechanism to emulate the process of physcial cpu/mem
> hotadd, it provides possibility to debug CPU and memory hotplug on the machines
> without NUMA support for kenrel developers. It offers an interface for cpu
> and memory hotplug test purpose.
>
> * WHY DO WE USE HOTPLUG EMULATOR
>
> We are focusing on the hotplug emualation for a few months. The emualor helps
>  team to reproduce all the major hotplug bugs. It plays an important role to
> the hotplug code quality assuirance. Because of the hotplug emulator, we already
> move most of the debug working to virtual evironment.

You should extend kvm to make it support NUMA hotplug guest.
instead of messing up linux numa code.

Thanks

Yinghai
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