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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 4/4] mm: Defer ZONE_DEVICE page initialization to the point where we init pgmap
On 2018-10-10 at 08:27:58 -0700, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On 10/10/2018 5:52 AM, Yi Zhang wrote:
> >On 2018-10-09 at 14:19:32 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> >>On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:34 PM Alexander Duyck
> >><> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>On 10/9/2018 11:04 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> >>>>On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 3:21 AM Yi Zhang <> wrote:
> >>[..]
> >>>>That comment is incorrect, device-pages are never onlined. So I think
> >>>>we can just skip that call to __SetPageReserved() unless the memory
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>When pages are "onlined" via __free_pages_boot_core they clear the
> >>>reserved bit, that is the reason for the comment. The reserved bit is
> >>>meant to indicate that the page cannot be swapped out or moved based on
> >>>the description of the bit.
> >>
> >>...but ZONE_DEVICE pages are never onlined so I would expect
> >>memmap_init_zone_device() to know that detail.
> >>
> >>>I would think with that being the case we still probably need the call
> >>>to __SetPageReserved to set the bit with the expectation that it will
> >>>not be cleared for device-pages since the pages are not onlined.
> >>>Removing the call to __SetPageReserved would probably introduce a number
> >>>of regressions as there are multiple spots that use the reserved bit to
> >>>determine if a page can be swapped out to disk, mapped as system memory,
> >>>or migrated.
> >
> >Another things, it seems page_init/set_reserved already been done in the
> >move_pfn_range_to_zone
> > |-->memmap_init_zone
> > |-->for_each_page_in_pfn
> > |-->__init_single_page
> > |-->SetPageReserved
> >
> >Why we haven't remove these redundant initial in memmap_init_zone?
> >
> >Correct me if I missed something.
> In this case it isn't redundant as only the vmmemmap pages are initialized
> in memmap_init_zone now. So all of the pages that are going to be used as
> device pages are not initialized until the call to memmap_init_zone_device.
> What I did is split the initialization of the pages into two parts in order
> to allow us to initialize the pages outside of the hotplug lock.
Ah.. I saw that, Thanks the explanation, so that is we only need to
care about the device pages reserved flag, and plan to remove that.
> >>
> >>Right, this is what Yi is working on... the PageReserved flag is
> >>problematic for KVM. Auditing those locations it seems as long as we
> >>teach hibernation to avoid ZONE_DEVICE ranges we can safely not set
> >>the reserved flag for DAX pages. What I'm trying to avoid is a local
> >>KVM hack to check for DAX pages when the Reserved flag is not
> >>otherwise needed.
> >Thanks Dan. Provide the patch link.
> >
> >
> So it looks like your current logic is just working around the bit then
> since it just allows for reserved DAX pages.
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