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SubjectRe: [PATCH 20/40] autonuma: alloc/free/init mm_autonuma
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 02:56:00PM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> This is where the mm_autonuma structure is being handled. Just like
> sched_autonuma, this is only allocated at runtime if the hardware the
> kernel is running on has been detected as NUMA. On not NUMA hardware

I think the correct wording is "non-NUMA", not "not NUMA".

> the memory cost is reduced to one pointer per mm.
>
> To get rid of the pointer in the each mm, the kernel can be compiled
> with CONFIG_AUTONUMA=n.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> ---
> kernel/fork.c | 7 +++++++
> 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
> index 0adbe09..3e5a0d9 100644
> --- a/kernel/fork.c
> +++ b/kernel/fork.c
> @@ -527,6 +527,8 @@ static void mm_init_aio(struct mm_struct *mm)
>
> static struct mm_struct *mm_init(struct mm_struct *mm, struct task_struct *p)
> {
> + if (unlikely(alloc_mm_autonuma(mm)))
> + goto out_free_mm;

So reading that I would think that on non-NUMA machines this would fail
(since there is nothing to allocate). But that is not the case
(I hope!?) Perhaps just make the function not return any values?



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