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SubjectRe: [RFC v8 PATCH 00/20] memory-hotplug: hot-remove physical memory
At 09/10/2012 09:52 PM, Vasilis Liaskovitis Wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:01:44AM +0800, Wen Congyang wrote:
>> At 09/10/2012 09:46 AM, Yasuaki Ishimatsu Wrote:
>>> Hi Wen,
>>>
>>> 2012/09/01 5:49, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:00:07 +0800
>>>> wency@cn.fujitsu.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This patch series aims to support physical memory hot-remove.
>>>>
>>>> I doubt if many people have hardware which permits physical memory
>>>> removal? How would you suggest that people with regular hardware can
>>>> test these chagnes?
>>>
>>> How do you test the patch? As Andrew says, for hot-removing memory,
>>> we need a particular hardware. I think so too. So many people may want
>>> to know how to test the patch.
>>> If we apply following patch to kvm guest, can we hot-remove memory on
>>> kvm guest?
>>>
>>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2012-07/msg01389.html
>>
>> Yes, if we apply this patchset, we can test hot-remove memory on kvm guest.
>> But that patchset doesn't implement _PS3, so there is some restriction.
>
> the following repos contain the patchset above, plus 2 more patches that add
> PS3 support to the dimm devices in qemu/seabios:
>
> https://github.com/vliaskov/seabios/commits/memhp-v2
> https://github.com/vliaskov/qemu-kvm/commits/memhp-v2
>
> I have not posted the PS3 patches yet in the qemu list, but will post them
> soon for v3 of the memory hotplug series. If you have issues testing, let me
> know.

Hmm, seabios doesn't support ACPI table SLIT. We can specify node it for dimm
device, so I think we should support SLIT in seabios. Otherwise we may meet
the following kernel messages:
[ 325.016769] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0x40000000-0x5fffffff]
[ 325.018060] [mem 0x40000000-0x5fffffff] page 2M
[ 325.019168] [ffffea0001000000-ffffea00011fffff] potential offnode page_structs
[ 325.024172] [ffffea0001200000-ffffea00013fffff] potential offnode page_structs
[ 325.028596] [ffffea0001400000-ffffea00017fffff] PMD -> [ffff880035000000-ffff8800353fffff] on node 1
[ 325.031775] [ffffea0001600000-ffffea00017fffff] potential offnode page_structs

Do you have plan to do it?

Thanks
Wen Congyang

>
> thanks,
>
> - Vasilis
>



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