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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/alloc: fallback to first node if the wanted node offline
On Thu 06-12-18 11:34:30, Pingfan Liu wrote:
[...]
> > I suspect we are looking at two issues here. The first one, and a more
> > important one is that there is a NUMA affinity configured for the device
> > to a non-existing node. The second one is that nr_cpus affects
> > initialization of possible nodes.
>
> The dev->numa_node info is extracted from acpi table, not depends on
> the instance of numa-node, which may be limited by nr_cpus. Hence the
> node is existing, just not instanced.

Hmm, binding to memory less node is quite dubious. But OK. I am not sure
how much sanitization can we do. We need to fallback anyway so we should
better make sure that all possible nodes are initialized regardless of
nr_cpus. I will look into that.

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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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