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From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
To: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, virtio-dev@lists.oasis-open.org,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org,
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	linux-s390@vger.kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Michael S . Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Pankaj Gupta <pankaj.gupta.linux@gmail.com>,
	Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@gmail.com>, Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] device-dax: Add system ram (add_memory()) with MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 04:23:42 -0700
Message-ID: <20b86ced-7c47-02ca-0e0e-1bd5d6cc95c1@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200430102908.10107-4-david@redhat.com>

On 4/30/20 3:29 AM, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> Currently, when adding memory, we create entries in /sys/firmware/memmap/
> as "System RAM". This does not reflect the reality and will lead to
> kexec-tools to add that memory to the fixed-up initial memmap for a
> kexec kernel (loaded via kexec_load()). The memory will be considered
> initial System RAM by the kexec kernel.
> 
> We should let the kexec kernel decide how to use that memory - just as
> we do during an ordinary reboot.
...
> -	rc = add_memory(numa_node, new_res->start, resource_size(new_res), 0);
> +	rc = add_memory(numa_node, new_res->start, resource_size(new_res),
> +			MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP);

Looks fine.  But, if you send another revision, could you add a comment
about the actual goal of MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP?  Maybe:

	/*
	 * MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP ensures that future
	 * kexec'd kernels will not treat this as RAM.
	 */

Not a biggie, though.

Acked-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>

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Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-30 10:29 [PATCH v2 0/3] mm/memory_hotplug: Allow to not create firmware memmap entries David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 10:29 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] mm/memory_hotplug: Prepare passing flags to add_memory() and friends David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 10:29 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] mm/memory_hotplug: Introduce MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 15:38   ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-30 15:52     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 16:04       ` Dave Hansen
2020-04-30 16:33       ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-30 16:49         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 18:06           ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-30 18:43             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 18:58               ` Dan Williams
2020-04-30 22:24               ` Andrew Morton
2020-05-01  9:34                 ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 16:56                   ` Dan Williams
2020-05-01 17:21                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 17:39                       ` Dan Williams
2020-05-01 17:45                         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 17:51                           ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 18:03                             ` Dan Williams
2020-05-01 18:14                               ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 18:43                                 ` Dan Williams
2020-05-01 19:17                                   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 20:12                                     ` Dan Williams
2020-05-01 21:10                                       ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-01 21:52                                         ` Dan Williams
2020-05-02  9:26                                           ` David Hildenbrand
2020-05-02 18:03                                             ` Dan Williams
2020-04-30 10:29 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] device-dax: Add system ram (add_memory()) with MHP_NO_FIRMWARE_MEMMAP David Hildenbrand
2020-04-30 11:23   ` Dave Hansen [this message]
2020-04-30 15:28     ` David Hildenbrand

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