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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/2] powerpc/pseries/hotplug-memory: stop checking is_mem_section_removable()
On Tue 07-04-20 15:54:15, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> In commit 53cdc1cb29e8 ("drivers/base/memory.c: indicate all memory
> blocks as removable"), the user space interface to compute whether a memory
> block can be offlined (exposed via
> /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryX/removable) has effectively been
> deprecated. We want to remove the leftovers of the kernel implementation.
>
> When offlining a memory block (mm/memory_hotplug.c:__offline_pages()),
> we'll start by:
> 1. Testing if it contains any holes, and reject if so
> 2. Testing if pages belong to different zones, and reject if so
> 3. Isolating the page range, checking if it contains any unmovable pages
>
> Using is_mem_section_removable() before trying to offline is not only racy,
> it can easily result in false positives/negatives. Let's stop manually
> checking is_mem_section_removable(), and let device_offline() handle it
> completely instead. We can remove the racy is_mem_section_removable()
> implementation next.
>
> We now take more locks (e.g., memory hotplug lock when offlining and the
> zone lock when isolating), but maybe we should optimize that
> implementation instead if this ever becomes a real problem (after all,
> memory unplug is already an expensive operation). We started using
> is_mem_section_removable() in commit 51925fb3c5c9 ("powerpc/pseries:
> Implement memory hotplug remove in the kernel"), with the initial
> hotremove support of lmbs.

I am not familiar with this code but it makes sense to make it sync with
the global behavior.

> Cc: Nathan Fontenot <nfont@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
> Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> Cc: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
> ---
> .../platforms/pseries/hotplug-memory.c | 26 +++----------------
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-memory.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-memory.c
> index b2cde1732301..5ace2f9a277e 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-memory.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-memory.c
> @@ -337,39 +337,19 @@ static int pseries_remove_mem_node(struct device_node *np)
>
> static bool lmb_is_removable(struct drmem_lmb *lmb)
> {
> - int i, scns_per_block;
> - bool rc = true;
> - unsigned long pfn, block_sz;
> - u64 phys_addr;
> -
> if (!(lmb->flags & DRCONF_MEM_ASSIGNED))
> return false;
>
> - block_sz = memory_block_size_bytes();
> - scns_per_block = block_sz / MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE;
> - phys_addr = lmb->base_addr;
> -
> #ifdef CONFIG_FA_DUMP
> /*
> * Don't hot-remove memory that falls in fadump boot memory area
> * and memory that is reserved for capturing old kernel memory.
> */
> - if (is_fadump_memory_area(phys_addr, block_sz))
> + if (is_fadump_memory_area(lmb->base_addr, memory_block_size_bytes()))
> return false;
> #endif
> -
> - for (i = 0; i < scns_per_block; i++) {
> - pfn = PFN_DOWN(phys_addr);
> - if (!pfn_in_present_section(pfn)) {
> - phys_addr += MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE;
> - continue;
> - }
> -
> - rc = rc && is_mem_section_removable(pfn, PAGES_PER_SECTION);
> - phys_addr += MIN_MEMORY_BLOCK_SIZE;
> - }
> -
> - return rc;
> + /* device_offline() will determine if we can actually remove this lmb */
> + return true;
> }
>
> static int dlpar_add_lmb(struct drmem_lmb *);
> --
> 2.25.1

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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