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From: Oscar Salvador <>
Cc:,,,,,,, Oscar Salvador <>
Subject: [PATCH 0/2] Fixes for sub-section hotplug
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:15:47 +0200
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Hi all,

these two patches address a couple of issues I found while working on my
The issues are:

	1) section_deactivate mistakenly zeroes ms->section_mem_map and then
	   tries to check whether the section is an early section, but since
	   section_mem_map might have been zeroed, we will return false
	   when it is really an early section.
	   In order to fix this, let us check whether the section is early
	   at function entry, so we do not neet check it again later.

	2) shrink_{node,zone}_span work on sub-section granularity now.
	   The problem is that deactivation of the section occurs later on
	   in sparse_remove_section, so the pfn_valid()->pfn_section_valid()
	   check will always return true.
	   The user visible effect of this is that we are always left with,
	   at least, PAGES_PER_SECTION spanned, even if we got to remove all
	   memory linked to a zone.
	   In order to fix this, decouple section_deactivate() from
	   sparse_remove_section, and let __remove_section first call
	   section_deactivate(), so then __remove_zone()->shrink_{zone,node}
	   will find the right information.

Actually, both patches could be merged in one, but I went this way to make it
more smooth.

Once this have been merged (unless there is a major controvery), I plan to send
out a patch refactoring shrink_{node,zone}_span, since right now it is a bit

Oscar Salvador (2):
  mm,sparse: Fix deactivate_section for early sections
  mm,memory_hotplug: Fix shrink_{zone,node}_span

 include/linux/memory_hotplug.h |  7 ++--
 mm/memory_hotplug.c            |  6 +++-
 mm/sparse.c                    | 76 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 3 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)


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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-15  8:15 Oscar Salvador [this message]
2019-07-15  8:15 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm,sparse: Fix deactivate_section for early sections Oscar Salvador
2019-07-15 16:02   ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2019-07-16  4:33   ` Dan Williams
2019-07-18 12:07   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-07-15  8:15 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm,memory_hotplug: Fix shrink_{zone,node}_span Oscar Salvador
2019-07-15 16:11   ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2019-07-15 21:24     ` Oscar Salvador
2019-07-17  2:28       ` Dan Williams
2019-07-17  7:38         ` Oscar Salvador
2019-07-17  8:01           ` David Hildenbrand
2019-07-17  8:08             ` Oscar Salvador
2019-07-17  5:38       ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2019-07-17  7:42         ` Oscar Salvador
2019-07-18 12:05   ` Oscar Salvador

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