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SubjectRe: [PATCHv5 04/10] node: Link memory nodes to their compute nodes
On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 04:26:35AM -0800, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:07:18 -0700
> Keith Busch <keith.busch@intel.com> wrote:
> > +What: /sys/devices/system/node/nodeX/accessY/initiators/
> > +Date: December 2018
> > +Contact: Keith Busch <keith.busch@intel.com>
> > +Description:
> > + The directory containing symlinks to memory initiator
> > + nodes that have class "Y" access to this target node's
> > + memory. CPUs and other memory initiators in nodes not in
> > + the list accessing this node's memory may have different
> > + performance.
>
> Also seems to contain the characteristics of those accesses.

Right, but not in this patch. I will append the description for access
characterisitics in the patch that adds those attributes.

> > + * This function will export node relationships linking which memory
> > + * initiator nodes can access memory targets at a given ranked access
> > + * class.
> > + */
> > +int register_memory_node_under_compute_node(unsigned int mem_nid,
> > + unsigned int cpu_nid,
> > + unsigned access)
> > +{
> > + struct node *init_node, *targ_node;
> > + struct node_access_nodes *initiator, *target;
> > + int ret;
> > +
> > + if (!node_online(cpu_nid) || !node_online(mem_nid))
> > + return -ENODEV;
>
> What do we do under memory/node hotplug? More than likely that will
> apply in such systems (it does in mine for starters).
> Clearly to do the full story we would need _HMT support etc but
> we can do the prebaked version by having hmat entries for nodes
> that aren't online yet (like we do for SRAT).
>
> Perhaps one for a follow up patch set. However, I'd like an
> pr_info to indicate that the node is listed but not online currently.

Yes, hot plug is planned to follow on to this series.

> > +
> > + init_node = node_devices[cpu_nid];
> > + targ_node = node_devices[mem_nid];
> > + initiator = node_init_node_access(init_node, access);
> > + target = node_init_node_access(targ_node, access);
> > + if (!initiator || !target)
> > + return -ENOMEM;
>
> If one of these fails and the other doesn't + the one that succeeded
> did an init, don't we end up leaking a device here? I'd expect this
> function to not leave things hanging if it has an error. It should
> unwind anything it has done. It has been added to the list so
> could be cleaned up later, but I'm not seeing that code.
>
> These only get cleaned up when the node is removed.

The intiator-target relationship is many-to-many, so we don't want to
free it just because we couldn't allocate its pairing node. The
exisiting one may still be paired to others we were able to allocate.

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