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SubjectRe: [v5 2/3] mm/hotplug: make remove_memory() interface useable
Hi Dan,

Thank you very much for your review, my comments below:

On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 2:01 PM Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 10:57 AM Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > > -static inline void remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size) {}
> > > +static inline bool remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size)
> > > +{
> > > + return -EBUSY;
> > > +}
> >
> > This seems like an appropriate place for a WARN_ONCE(), if someone
> > manages to call remove_memory() with hotplug disabled.

I decided not to do WARN_ONCE(), in all likelihood compiler will
simply optimize this function out, but with WARN_ONCE() some traces of
it will remain.

> >
> > BTW, I looked and can't think of a better errno, but -EBUSY probably
> > isn't the best error code, right?

-EBUSY is the only error that is returned in case of error by real
remove_memory(), so I think it is OK to keep it here.

> >
> > > -void remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size)
> > > +/**
> > > + * remove_memory
> > > + * @nid: the node ID
> > > + * @start: physical address of the region to remove
> > > + * @size: size of the region to remove
> > > + *
> > > + * NOTE: The caller must call lock_device_hotplug() to serialize hotplug
> > > + * and online/offline operations before this call, as required by
> > > + * try_offline_node().
> > > + */
> > > +void __remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size)
> > > {
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * trigger BUG() is some memory is not offlined prior to calling this
> > > + * function
> > > + */
> > > + if (try_remove_memory(nid, start, size))
> > > + BUG();
> > > +}
> >
> > Could we call this remove_offline_memory()? That way, it makes _some_
> > sense why we would BUG() if the memory isn't offline.

It is this particular code path, the second one: remove_memory(),
actually tries to remove memory and returns failure if it can't. So, I
think the current name is OK.

>
> Please WARN() instead of BUG() because failing to remove memory should
> not be system fatal.

As mentioned earlier, I will keep BUG(), because existing code does
that, and there is no good handling of this code to return on error.

Thank you,
Pavel

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