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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] mm: completely disable THP by transparent_hugepage=never
On 06/20/2011 12:50 PM, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:34:28AM +0800, Amerigo Wang wrote:
>> transparent_hugepage=never should mean to disable THP completely,
>> otherwise we don't have a way to disable THP completely.
>> The design is broken.
>
> We want to allow people to boot with transparent_hugepage=never but to
> still allow people to enable it later at runtime. Not sure why you
> find it broken... Your patch is just crippling down the feature with
> no gain. There is absolutely no gain to disallow root to enable THP
> later at runtime with sysfs, root can enable it anyway by writing into
> /dev/mem.
>
> Unless you're root and you enable it, it's completely disabled, so I
> don't see what you mean it's not completely disabled. Not even
> khugepaged is started, try to grep of khugepaged...

Agreed, I don't really see the reason for these patches.

Amerigo?


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