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SubjectRe: [PATCH part2 v2 0/8] Arrange hotpluggable memory as ZONE_MOVABLE
On 10/14/2013 01:42 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>
>> However, I don't understand how we can avoid #2, given that it is
>> fundamentally a sysadmin-driven tradeoff between performance and
>> reliability.
>
> If we make all numa systems support nodes hot-remove logically.
> like we boot system with node0, and hot add other nodes one by one,
> we should hot remove them later.
>

No, it doesn't work that way for memory. You can't do nonmovable
allocations from a node that you may need to yank, unless you can
migrate that memory node transparently (which hardware can do.)

-hpa




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