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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Xishi Qiu <qiuxishi@huawei.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	Reza Arbab <arbab@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Yasuaki Ishimatsu <yasu.isimatu@gmail.com>,
	Igor Mammedov <imammedo@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:01:14 +0200
Message-ID: <20170904090114.mrjxipvucieadxa6@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <59AD15B6.7080304@huawei.com>

On Mon 04-09-17 16:58:30, Xishi Qiu wrote:
> On 2017/9/4 16:21, Michal Hocko wrote:
> 
> > From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > 
> > We have a hardcoded 120s timeout after which the memory offline fails
> > basically since the hot remove has been introduced. This is essentially
> > a policy implemented in the kernel. Moreover there is no way to adjust
> > the timeout and so we are sometimes facing memory offline failures if
> > the system is under a heavy memory pressure or very intensive CPU
> > workload on large machines.
> > 
> > It is not very clear what purpose the timeout actually serves. The
> > offline operation is interruptible by a signal so if userspace wants
> 
> Hi Michal,
> 
> If the user know what he should do if migration for a long time,
> it is OK, but I don't think all the users know this operation
> (e.g. ctrl + c) and the affect.

How is this operation any different from other potentially long
interruptible syscalls?

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-04  8:21 [PATCH 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: redefine memory offline retry logic Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  8:21 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  6:29   ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-05  7:13     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-08 17:26   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-11  8:17     ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 11:41       ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-13 12:10         ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 12:14           ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-13 12:19             ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-13 12:32               ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  8:21 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory Michal Hocko
2017-09-04  8:58   ` Xishi Qiu
2017-09-04  9:01     ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2017-09-04  9:05       ` Xishi Qiu
2017-09-04  9:15         ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  5:46           ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-05  7:23             ` Michal Hocko
2017-09-05  8:54               ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-09-08 17:27   ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-09-18  7:08 [PATCH v2 0/2] mm, memory_hotplug: redefine memory offline retry logic Michal Hocko
2017-09-18  7:08 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm, memory_hotplug: remove timeout from __offline_memory Michal Hocko

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