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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm, memory_hotplug: support movable_node for hotplugable nodes
On Sun 11-06-17 09:45:35, Wei Yang wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 02:23:18PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> >From: Michal Hocko <>
> >
> >movable_node kernel parameter allows to make hotplugable NUMA
> >nodes to put all the hotplugable memory into movable zone which
> >allows more or less reliable memory hotremove. At least this
> >is the case for the NUMA nodes present during the boot (see
> >find_zone_movable_pfns_for_nodes).
> >
> >This is not the case for the memory hotplug, though.
> >
> > echo online > /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXYZ/status
> >
> >will default to a kernel zone (usually ZONE_NORMAL) unless the
> >particular memblock is already in the movable zone range which is not
> >the case normally when onlining the memory from the udev rule context
> >for a freshly hotadded NUMA node. The only option currently is to have a
> >special udev rule to echo online_movable to all memblocks belonging to
> >such a node which is rather clumsy. Not the mention this is inconsistent
> >as well because what ended up in the movable zone during the boot will
> >end up in a kernel zone after hotremove & hotadd without special care.
> >
> A kernel zone here means? Which is the counterpart in zone_type? or a
> combination of several zone_type?

Any zone but < ZONE_HIGHMEM. The specific zone depends on the placement.
But it is ZONE_NORMAL in most situations.

Michal Hocko

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