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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/spase: never partially remove memmap for early section
On Wed 24-06-20 10:41:18, David Hildenbrand wrote:
[...]
> But nothing actually breaks .... because *drummroll* we use huge pages in the vmemmap,
> so the partial depopulate will not actually depopulate anything here. Huge page is 2M,
> the memmap of 128MB sections is exactly 2MB == one hugepages. Trying to depopulate a
> fraction (e.g., 16MB) of that won't do anything.
>
>
> Now, forcing a CPU without hugepages - PSE (QEMU: "-cpu host,pse=off)", I can trigger
> via ndctl create-namespace --force --reconfig=namespace0.0 --mode=devdax --size=16M

OK, now I am following! Thanks a lot. That is something to be mentioned
in the changelog. Small pages might be used if the hotplug happens on a
system with fragmented memory so this is something we do care about.

Thanks a lot David!

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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