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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
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>,
	qiuxishi@huawei.com, Igor Mammedov <imammedo@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:14:33 +0200
Message-ID: <20170913121433.yjzloaf6g447zeq2@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170913121001.k3a5tkvunmncc5uj@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On Wed 13-09-17 14:10:01, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 13-09-17 13:41:20, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> > On 09/11/2017 10:17 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> [...]
> > > Yes, we should be able to distinguish the two and hopefully we can teach
> > > the migration code to distinguish between EBUSY (likely permanent) and
> > > EGAIN (temporal) failure. This sound like something we should aim for
> > > longterm I guess. Anyway as I've said in other email. If somebody really
> > > wants to have a guaratee of a bounded retry then it is trivial to set up
> > > an alarm and send a signal itself to bail out.
> > 
> > Sure, I would just be careful about not breaking existing userspace
> > (udev?) when offline triggered via ACPI from some management interface
> > (or whatever the exact mechanism is).
> 
> The thing is that there is absolutely no timing guarantee even with
> retry limit in place. We are doing allocations, potentially bouncing on
> locks which can be taken elsewhere etc... So if somebody really depend
> on this then it is pretty much broken already.
> 
> > > Do you think that the changelog should be more clear about this?
> > 
> > It certainly wouldn't hurt :)
> 
> So what do you think about the following wording:

Ups, wrong patch

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Thread overview: 34+ 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 [this message]
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
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 1/2] mm, memory_hotplug: do not fail offlining too early Michal Hocko
2017-10-10 12:05   ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-10 12:27     ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  2:37       ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11  5:19         ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-11 14:05           ` Anshuman Khandual
2017-10-11 14:16             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  6:51         ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11  8:04           ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11  8:13             ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-11 11:17               ` Vlastimil Babka
2017-10-11 11:24                 ` Michal Hocko
2017-10-13 11:42             ` Michael Ellerman
2017-10-13 11:58               ` Michal Hocko

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