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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86: Define _PAGE_NUMA with unused physical address bits PMD and PTE levels
On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 05:51:23PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 12:02:50PM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > .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?
>
> Alternatively "[PATCH 4/5] mm: use paravirt friendly ops for NUMA
> hinting ptes" which modifies the NUMA pte helpers instead of the main
> set/clear ones.

Ah nice! Looking forward to it being posted as non-RFC and could you also
please CC 'xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org' on it?

Thank you!


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