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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 00/12] mm: Sub-section memory hotplug support
On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:04 PM Andrew Morton <> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:38:55 -0700 Dan Williams <> wrote:
> > The memory hotplug section is an arbitrary / convenient unit for memory
> > hotplug. 'Section-size' units have bled into the user interface
> > ('memblock' sysfs) and can not be changed without breaking existing
> > userspace. The section-size constraint, while mostly benign for typical
> > memory hotplug, has and continues to wreak havoc with 'device-memory'
> > use cases, persistent memory (pmem) in particular. Recall that pmem uses
> > devm_memremap_pages(), and subsequently arch_add_memory(), to allocate a
> > 'struct page' memmap for pmem. However, it does not use the 'bottom
> > half' of memory hotplug, i.e. never marks pmem pages online and never
> > exposes the userspace memblock interface for pmem. This leaves an
> > opening to redress the section-size constraint.
> v6 and we're not showing any review activity. Who would be suitable
> people to help out here?

There was quite a bit of review of the cover letter from Michal and
David, but you're right the details not so much as of yet. I'd like to
call out other people where I can reciprocate with some review of my
own. Oscar's altmap work looks like a good candidate for that.

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