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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [RFC PATCH 00/24] mm/hugetlb: Free some vmemmap pages of hugetlb page
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 10:32 PM Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 08:59:23PM +0800, Muchun Song wrote:
> > This patch series will free some vmemmap pages(struct page structures)
> > associated with each hugetlbpage when preallocated to save memory.
>
> It would be lovely to be able to do this. Unfortunately, it's completely
> impossible right now. Consider, for example, get_user_pages() called
> on the fifth page of a hugetlb page.

Can you elaborate on the problem? Thanks so much.

>
> I've spent a lot of time thinking about this, and there's a lot of work
> that needs to happen before we can do this, mostly in device drivers.
> Do you want to help? It's a multi-year project.

Welcome, we can work together.


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Yours,
Muchun

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