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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: osalvador@suse.de
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, dan.j.williams@intel.com,
	pavel.tatashin@microsoft.com, jglisse@redhat.com,
	Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com, rafael@kernel.org, david@redhat.com,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, owner-linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 5/5] mm, memory_hotplug: Refactor shrink_zone/pgdat_span
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:50:30 +0100
Message-ID: <20181128155030.GM6923@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bac2ab7c71bf8b14535a8d1031e219d9@suse.de>

On Wed 28-11-18 14:18:43, osalvador@suse.de wrote:
> On 2018-11-28 14:08, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 28-11-18 13:51:42, osalvador@suse.de wrote:
> > > > yep. Or when we extend a zone/node via hotplug.
> > > >
> > > > > The only thing I am worried about is that by doing that, the system
> > > > > will account spanned_pages incorrectly.
> > > >
> > > > As long as end_pfn - start_pfn matches then I do not see what would be
> > > > incorrect.
> > > 
> > > If by end_pfn - start_pfn you mean zone_end_pfn - zone_start_pfn,
> > > then we would still need to change zone_start_pfn when removing
> > > the first section, and adjust spanned_pages in case we remove the last
> > > section,
> > > would not we?
> > 
> > Why? Again, how is removing the last/first section of the zone any
> > different from any other section?
> 
> Because removing last/first section changes the zone's boundary.
> A zone that you removed the first section, will no longer start
> at zone_start_pfn.
> 
> A quick glance points that, for example, compact_zone() relies on
> zone_start_pfn
> to get where the zone starts.
> Now, if you remove the first section and zone_start_pfn does not get
> adjusted, you
> will get a wrong start.
> 
> Maybe that is fine, I am not sure.
> Sorry for looping here, but it is being difficult for me to grasp it.

OK, so let me try again. What is the difference for a pfn walker to
start at an offline pfn start from any other offlined section withing a
zone boundary? I believe there is none because the pfn walker needs to
skip over offline pfns anyway whether they start at a zone boundary or
not.

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-27 16:20 [PATCH v2 0/5] Do not touch pages in hot-remove path Oscar Salvador
2018-11-27 16:20 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] mm, memory_hotplug: Add nid parameter to arch_remove_memory Oscar Salvador
2018-11-27 16:20 ` [PATCH v2 2/5] kernel, resource: Check for IORESOURCE_SYSRAM in release_mem_region_adjustable Oscar Salvador
2018-11-27 16:20 ` [PATCH v2 3/5] mm, memory_hotplug: Move zone/pages handling to offline stage Oscar Salvador
2018-11-28  7:52   ` Mike Rapoport
2018-11-28 14:25     ` osalvador
2018-11-28 14:15   ` osalvador
2018-11-27 16:20 ` [PATCH v2 4/5] mm, memory-hotplug: Rework unregister_mem_sect_under_nodes Oscar Salvador
2019-03-24  6:48   ` Anshuman Khandual
2019-03-25  7:40     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-03-25  8:04       ` Michal Hocko
2019-03-25  8:14         ` Oscar Salvador
2018-11-27 16:20 ` [PATCH v2 5/5] mm, memory_hotplug: Refactor shrink_zone/pgdat_span Oscar Salvador
2018-11-28  6:50   ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-28  7:07     ` Oscar Salvador
2018-11-28 10:03       ` David Hildenbrand
2018-11-28 10:14       ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-28 11:00         ` osalvador
2018-11-28 12:31           ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-28 12:51             ` osalvador
2018-11-28 13:08               ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-28 13:18                 ` osalvador
2018-11-28 15:50                   ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2018-11-28 16:02                     ` osalvador
2018-11-29  9:29                     ` osalvador
2018-11-28 13:09               ` osalvador

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