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From: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>
To: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@techadventures.net>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, mhocko@suse.com,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, yasu.isimatu@gmail.com,
	rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com, malat@debian.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, pavel.tatashin@microsoft.com,
	jglisse@redhat.com, Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com,
	rafael@kernel.org, david@redhat.com, dave.jiang@intel.com,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com,
	Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Create add/del_device_memory functions
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:14:34 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20181112191434.z5ufchwele3fl6se@soleen.tm1wkky2jk1uhgkn0ivaxijq1c.bx.internal.cloudapp.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181015153034.32203-3-osalvador@techadventures.net>

On 18-10-15 17:30:31, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> From: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
> 
> HMM/devm have a particular handling of memory-hotplug.
> They do not go through the common path, and so, they do not
> call either offline_pages() or online_pages().
> 
> The operations they perform are the following ones:
> 
> 1) Create the linear mapping in case the memory is not private
> 2) Initialize the pages and add the sections
> 3) Move the pages to ZONE_DEVICE
> 
> Due to this particular handling of hot-add/remove memory from HMM/devm,
> I think it would be nice to provide a helper function in order to
> make this cleaner, and not populate other regions with code
> that should belong to memory-hotplug.
> 
> The helpers are named:
> 
> del_device_memory
> add_device_memory
> 
> The idea is that add_device_memory will be in charge of:
> 
> a) call either arch_add_memory() or add_pages(), depending on whether
>    we want a linear mapping
> b) online the memory sections that correspond to the pfn range
> c) call move_pfn_range_to_zone() being zone ZONE_DEVICE to
>    expand zone/pgdat spanned pages and initialize its pages
> 
> del_device_memory, on the other hand, will be in charge of:
> 
> a) offline the memory sections that correspond to the pfn range
> b) call shrink_zone_pgdat_pages(), which shrinks node/zone spanned pages.
> c) call either arch_remove_memory() or __remove_pages(), depending on
>    whether we need to tear down the linear mapping or not
> 
> The reason behind step b) from add_device_memory() and step a)
> from del_device_memory is that now find_smallest/biggest_section_pfn
> will have to check for online sections, and not for valid sections as
> they used to do, because we call offline_mem_sections() in
> offline_pages().
> 
> In order to split up better the patches and ease the review,
> this patch will only make a) case work for add_device_memory(),
> and case c) for del_device_memory.
> 
> The other cases will be added in the next patch.
> 
> These two functions have to be called from devm/HMM code:
> 
> dd_device_memory:
>         - devm_memremap_pages()
>         - hmm_devmem_pages_create()
> 
> del_device_memory:
>         - hmm_devmem_release
>         - devm_memremap_pages_release
> 
> One thing I do not know is whether we can move kasan calls out of the
> hotplug lock or not.
> If we can, we could move the hotplug lock within add/del_device_memory().
> 
> Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>

Looks good to me, thank you.

Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>

Pasha

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-11-12 19:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-15 15:30 [PATCH 0/5] Do not touch pages/zones during hot-remove path Oscar Salvador
2018-10-15 15:30 ` [PATCH 1/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Add nid parameter to arch_remove_memory Oscar Salvador
2018-11-12 18:52   ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-10-15 15:30 ` [PATCH 2/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Create add/del_device_memory functions Oscar Salvador
2018-10-16  8:55   ` David Hildenbrand
2018-10-17  9:33     ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-17  9:45       ` David Hildenbrand
2018-10-18  6:57         ` Oscar Salvador
2018-11-12 19:14   ` Pavel Tatashin [this message]
2018-11-12 19:21   ` Dan Williams
2018-11-12 21:28     ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-11-16 13:06       ` osalvador
2018-11-16 13:03     ` osalvador
2018-10-15 15:30 ` [PATCH 3/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Check for IORESOURCE_SYSRAM in release_mem_region_adjustable Oscar Salvador
2018-10-16  9:54   ` David Hildenbrand
2018-11-12 19:27   ` Pavel Tatashin
2018-10-15 15:30 ` [PATCH 4/5] mm/memory_hotplug: Move zone/pages handling to offline stage Oscar Salvador
2018-10-15 15:30 ` [PATCH 5/5] mm/memory-hotplug: Rework unregister_mem_sect_under_nodes Oscar Salvador
2018-10-18 14:24   ` Jonathan Cameron
2018-10-18 15:02     ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-18 15:38       ` Jonathan Cameron

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