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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: NUMA: Kconfig: Increase max number of nodes
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On 2020-10-21 12:02, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:43:21 +0530
> Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com> wrote:
>
>> On 10/20/2020 11:39 PM, Valentin Schneider wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Nit on the subject: this only increases the default, the max is still 2¹⁰.
>>
>> Agreed.
>>
>>>
>>> On 20/10/20 18:34, Vanshidhar Konda wrote:
>>>> The current arm64 max NUMA nodes default to 4. Today's arm64 systems can
>>>> reach or exceed 16. Increase the number to 64 (matching x86_64).
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Vanshidhar Konda <vanshikonda@os.amperecomputing.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> arch/arm64/Kconfig | 2 +-
>>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
>>>> index 893130ce1626..3e69d3c981be 100644
>>>> --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
>>>> +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
>>>> @@ -980,7 +980,7 @@ config NUMA
>>>> config NODES_SHIFT
>>>> int "Maximum NUMA Nodes (as a power of 2)"
>>>> range 1 10
>>>> - default "2"
>>>> + default "6"
>>>
>>> This leads to more statically allocated memory for things like node to CPU
>>> maps (see uses of MAX_NUMNODES), but that shouldn't be too much of an
>>> issue.
>>
>> The smaller systems should not be required to waste those memory in
>> a default case, unless there is a real and available larger system
>> with those increased nodes.
>>
>>>
>>> AIUI this also directly correlates to how many more page->flags bits are
>>> required: are we sure the max 10 works on any aarch64 platform? I'm
>>
>> We will have to test that. Besides 256 (2 ^ 8) is the first threshold
>> to be crossed here.
>>
>>> genuinely asking here, given that I'm mostly a stranger to the mm
>>> world. The default should be something we're somewhat confident works
>>> everywhere.
>>
>> Agreed. Do we really need to match X86 right now ? Do we really have
>> systems that has 64 nodes ? We should not increase the default node
>> value and then try to solve some new problems, when there might not
>> be any system which could even use that. I would suggest increase
>> NODES_SHIFT value upto as required by a real and available system.
>
> I'm not going to give precise numbers on near future systems but it is public
> that we ship 8 NUMA node ARM64 systems today. Things will get more
> interesting as CXL and CCIX enter the market on ARM systems,
> given chances are every CXL device will look like another NUMA
> node (CXL spec says they should be presented as such) and you
> may be able to rack up lots of them.
>
> So I'd argue minimum that makes sense today is 16 nodes, but looking forward
> even a little and 64 is not a great stretch.
> I'd make the jump to 64 so we can forget about this again for a year or two.
> People will want to run today's distros on these new machines and we'd
> rather not have to go around all the distros asking them to carry a patch
> increasing this count (I assume they are already carrying such a patch
> due to those 8 node systems)

Nit: I doubt any sane distro is going to carry a patch to adjust the
*default* value of a Kconfig option. They might tune the actual value in
their config, but, well, isn't that the whole point of configs? ;)

Robin.

>
> Jonathan
>
>>
>>>
>>>> depends on NEED_MULTIPLE_NODES
>>>> help
>>>> Specify the maximum number of NUMA Nodes available on the target
>>>
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