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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 00/12] mm: Sub-section memory hotplug support
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On Wed, 2019-04-17 at 15:59 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:04 PM Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.
> org> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:38:55 -0700 Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@int
> > el.com> 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.

Thanks Dan for ccing me.
I will take a look at the patches soon.

--
Oscar Salvador
SUSE L3

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