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SubjectRe: [PATCH V4] mm: memory hot-add: memory can not be added to movable zone defaultly
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On 8/31/2015 21:08, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 08/31/2015 07:58 AM, Changsheng Liu wrote:
>> From: Changsheng Liu <liuchangcheng@inspur.com>
>>
>> After the user config CONFIG_MOVABLE_NODE and movable_node kernel
>> option,
>> When the memory is hot added, should_add_memory_movable() return 0
>> because all zones including movable zone are empty,
>> so the memory that was hot added will be added to the normal zone
>> and the normal zone will be created firstly.
>> But we want the whole node to be added to movable zone defaultly.
>>
>> So we change should_add_memory_movable(): if the user config
>> CONFIG_MOVABLE_NODE and movable_node kernel option
>> it will always return 1 and all zones is empty at the same time,
>> so that the movable zone will be created firstly
>> and then the whole node will be added to movable zone defaultly.
>> If we want the node to be added to normal zone,
>> we can do it as follows:
>> "echo online_kernel > /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/state"
>>
>> If the memory is added to movable zone defaultly,
>> the user can offline it and add it to other zone again.
>> But if the memory is added to normal zone defaultly,
>> the user will not offline the memory used by kernel.
>>
>> Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Reviewed-by: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <yasu.isimatu@gmail.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
>> Reviewed-by: Xiaofeng Yan <yanxiaofeng@inspur.com>
>
> Thanks for the credit for commenting on the previous versions of the
> patch. However, "Reviewed-by" currently means that the reviewer
> believes the patch is OK, so you can add it only if the reviewer
> offers it explicitly. See Documentation/SubmittingPatches section 13.
> There was a discussion on ksummit-discuss about adding a new tag for
> this case, but nothing was decided yet AFAIK.
I'm sorry about it and thanks for your review,I will update the patch.
>
>> Signed-off-by: Changsheng Liu <liuchangcheng@inspur.com>
>> Tested-by: Dongdong Fan <fandd@inspur.com>
>> ---
>> mm/memory_hotplug.c | 5 +++++
>> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> index 26fbba7..d1149ff 100644
>> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>> @@ -1197,6 +1197,11 @@ static int should_add_memory_movable(int nid,
>> u64 start, u64 size)
>> unsigned long start_pfn = start >> PAGE_SHIFT;
>> pg_data_t *pgdat = NODE_DATA(nid);
>> struct zone *movable_zone = pgdat->node_zones + ZONE_MOVABLE;
>> + struct zone *normal_zone = pgdat->node_zones + ZONE_NORMAL;
>> +
>> + if (movable_node_is_enabled()
>> + && (zone_end_pfn(normal_zone) <= start_pfn))
>> + return 1;
>
> I wonder if the condition is true and ZONE_NORMAL exists (but it's
> empty?) if you intend to only add movable memory to a node, so you can
> still hot-remove it all with this patch?
Yes
>
>
>>
>> if (zone_is_empty(movable_zone))
>> return 0;
>>
>
> .
>



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