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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 5/5] mm/memory_hotplug: update comment regarding zone shuffling
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 08:21:10PM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>As we no longer shuffle via generic_online_page() and when undoing
>isolation, we can simplify the comment.
>
>We now effectively shuffle only once (properly) when onlining new
>memory.
>
>Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>Cc: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
>Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
>Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
>Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
>Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
>Cc: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@linux.alibaba.com>
>Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
>Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org>
>Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@linux.alibaba.com>

>---
> mm/memory_hotplug.c | 11 ++++-------
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
>diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>index 9db80ee29caa..c589bd8801bb 100644
>--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
>@@ -859,13 +859,10 @@ int __ref online_pages(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages,
> undo_isolate_page_range(pfn, pfn + nr_pages, MIGRATE_MOVABLE);
>
> /*
>- * When exposing larger, physically contiguous memory areas to the
>- * buddy, shuffling in the buddy (when freeing onlined pages, putting
>- * them either to the head or the tail of the freelist) is only helpful
>- * for maintaining the shuffle, but not for creating the initial
>- * shuffle. Shuffle the whole zone to make sure the just onlined pages
>- * are properly distributed across the whole freelist. Make sure to
>- * shuffle once pageblocks are no longer isolated.
>+ * Freshly onlined pages aren't shuffled (e.g., all pages are placed to
>+ * the tail of the freelist when undoing isolation). Shuffle the whole
>+ * zone to make sure the just onlined pages are properly distributed
>+ * across the whole freelist - to create an initial shuffle.
> */
> shuffle_zone(zone);
>
>--
>2.26.2

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