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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86: Define _PAGE_NUMA with unused physical address bits PMD and PTE levels
.snip..
> >>> David Vrabel has a patchset which I presumed would be pulled through
> >the
> >>> Xen tree this merge window:
> >>>
> >>> [PATCHv5 0/8] x86/xen: fixes for mapping high MMIO regions (and
> >remove
> >>> _PAGE_IOMAP)
> >>>
> >>> That frees up this bit.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Thanks, I was not aware of that patch. Based on it, I intend to
> >force
> >> automatic NUMA balancing to depend on !XEN and see what the reaction
> >is. If
> >> support for Xen is really required then it potentially be re-enabled
> >if/when
> >> that series is merged assuming they do not need the bit for something
> >else.
> >>
> >
> >Amazon EC2 does have large memory instance types with NUMA exposed to
> >the guest (e.g. c3.8xlarge, i2.8xlarge, etc), so it'd be preferable
> >(to me anyway) if we didn't require !XEN.

What about the patch that David Vrabel posted:

http://osdir.com/ml/general/2014-03/msg41979.html

Has anybody taken it for a spin?


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