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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Rashmica Gupta <rashmica.g@gmail.com>
Cc: toshi.kani@hpe.com, tglx@linutronix.de, bp@suse.de,
	brijesh.singh@amd.com, thomas.lendacky@amd.com,
	jglisse@redhat.com, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org,
	baiyaowei@cmss.chinamobile.com, dan.j.williams@intel.com,
	mhocko@suse.com, iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com, vbabka@suse.cz,
	malat@debian.org, bhelgaas@google.com,
	osalvador@techadventures.net, yasu.isimatu@gmail.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] resource: Merge resources on a node when hot-adding memory
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 18:12:24 -0700
Message-ID: <20180809181224.0b7417e51215565dbda9f665@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180809025409.31552-1-rashmica.g@gmail.com>

On Thu,  9 Aug 2018 12:54:09 +1000 Rashmica Gupta <rashmica.g@gmail.com> wrote:

> When hot-removing memory release_mem_region_adjustable() splits
> iomem resources if they are not the exact size of the memory being
> hot-deleted. Adding this memory back to the kernel adds a new
> resource.
> 
> Eg a node has memory 0x0 - 0xfffffffff. Offlining and hot-removing
> 1GB from 0xf40000000 results in the single resource 0x0-0xfffffffff being
> split into two resources: 0x0-0xf3fffffff and 0xf80000000-0xfffffffff.
> 
> When we hot-add the memory back we now have three resources:
> 0x0-0xf3fffffff, 0xf40000000-0xf7fffffff, and 0xf80000000-0xfffffffff.
> 
> Now if we try to remove some memory that overlaps these resources,
> like 2GB from 0xf40000000, release_mem_region_adjustable() fails as it
> expects the chunk of memory to be within the boundaries of a single
> resource.
> 
> This patch adds a function request_resource_and_merge(). This is called
> instead of request_resource_conflict() when registering a resource in
> add_memory(). It calls request_resource_conflict() and if hot-removing is
> enabled (if it isn't we won't get resource fragmentation) we attempt to
> merge contiguous resources on the node.

What is the end-user impact of this patch?

Do you believe the fix should be merged into 4.18?  Backporting into
-stable kernels?  If so, why?

Thanks.

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-09  2:54 Rashmica Gupta
2018-08-09 14:30 ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-08-09 15:03 ` Mike Rapoport
2018-08-10  1:12 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2018-08-10  6:55   ` Rashmica Gupta
2018-08-10  8:28     ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-08-10 13:00     ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-10 14:25       ` Rashmica Gupta
2018-08-10 19:32         ` Oscar Salvador
2018-08-10 12:26 ` Oscar Salvador

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