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SubjectRe: [v2 RFC PATCH 0/9] Another Approach to Use PMEM as NUMA Node

On 4/17/19 9:39 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 17-04-19 09:37:39, Keith Busch wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 05:39:23PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Wed 17-04-19 09:23:46, Keith Busch wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 11:23:18AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>>>> On Tue 16-04-19 14:22:33, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>>>>> Keith Busch had a set of patches to let you specify the demotion order
>>>>>> via sysfs for fun. The rules we came up with were:
>>>>> I am not a fan of any sysfs "fun"
>>>> I'm hung up on the user facing interface, but there should be some way a
>>>> user decides if a memory node is or is not a migrate target, right?
>>> Why? Or to put it differently, why do we have to start with a user
>>> interface at this stage when we actually barely have any real usecases
>>> out there?
>> The use case is an alternative to swap, right? The user has to decide
>> which storage is the swap target, so operating in the same spirit.
> I do not follow. If you use rebalancing you can still deplete the memory
> and end up in a swap storage. If you want to reclaim/swap rather than
> rebalance then you do not enable rebalancing (by node_reclaim or similar
> mechanism).

I'm a little bit confused. Do you mean just do *not* do reclaim/swap in
rebalancing mode? If rebalancing is on, then node_reclaim just move the
pages around nodes, then kswapd or direct reclaim would take care of swap?

If so the node reclaim on PMEM node may rebalance the pages to DRAM
node? Should this be allowed?

I think both I and Keith was supposed to treat PMEM as a tier in the
reclaim hierarchy. The reclaim should push inactive pages down to PMEM,
then swap. So, PMEM is kind of a "terminal" node. So, he introduced
sysfs defined target node, I introduced N_CPU_MEM.


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