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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org,
	pavel.tatashin@microsoft.com, dave.jiang@intel.com,
	dave.hansen@intel.com, jglisse@redhat.com,
	rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com, dan.j.williams@intel.com,
	logang@deltatee.com, mingo@kernel.org,
	kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 2/4] mm: Provide kernel parameter to allow disabling page init poisoning
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:24:56 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c57da51a-009a-9500-4dc5-1d9912e78abd@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180926073831.GC6278@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On 9/26/2018 12:38 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 25-09-18 13:20:12, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> [...]
>> +	vm_debug[=options]	[KNL] Available with CONFIG_DEBUG_VM=y.
>> +			May slow down system boot speed, especially when
>> +			enabled on systems with a large amount of memory.
>> +			All options are enabled by default, and this
>> +			interface is meant to allow for selectively
>> +			enabling or disabling specific virtual memory
>> +			debugging features.
>> +
>> +			Available options are:
>> +			  P	Enable page structure init time poisoning
>> +			  -	Disable all of the above options
> 
> I agree with Dave that this is confusing as hell. So what does vm_debug
> (without any options means). I assume it's NOP and all debugging is
> enabled and that is the default. What if I want to disable _only_ the
> page struct poisoning. The weird lookcing `-' will disable all other
> options that we might gather in the future.

With no options it works just like slub_debug and enables all available 
options. So in our case it is a NOP since we wanted the debugging 
enabled by default.

> Why cannot you simply go with [no]vm_page_poison[=on/off]?

That is what I had to begin with, but Dave Hansen and Dan Williams 
suggested that I go with a slub_debug style interface so we could extend 
it in the future.

It would probably make more sense if we had additional options added, 
but we only have one option for now so the only values we really have 
are 'P' and '-' for now.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-26 15:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 77+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-25 20:18 [PATCH v5 0/4] Address issues slowing persistent memory initialization Alexander Duyck
2018-09-25 20:19 ` [PATCH v5 1/4] mm: Remove now defunct NO_BOOTMEM from depends list for deferred init Alexander Duyck
2018-09-25 21:05   ` Mike Rapoport
2018-09-25 20:20 ` [PATCH v5 2/4] mm: Provide kernel parameter to allow disabling page init poisoning Alexander Duyck
2018-09-25 20:26   ` Dave Hansen
2018-09-25 20:38     ` Alexander Duyck
2018-09-25 22:14       ` Dave Hansen
2018-09-25 22:27         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-09-26  7:38   ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-26 15:24     ` Alexander Duyck [this message]
2018-09-26 15:39       ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-26 15:41       ` Dave Hansen
2018-09-26 16:18         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-09-26 15:36     ` Dave Hansen
2018-09-26 22:36       ` Andrew Morton
2018-09-25 20:20 ` [PATCH v5 3/4] mm: Create non-atomic version of SetPageReserved for init use Alexander Duyck
2018-09-25 20:21 ` [PATCH v5 4/4] mm: Defer ZONE_DEVICE page initialization to the point where we init pgmap Alexander Duyck
2018-09-26  7:55   ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-26 18:25     ` Alexander Duyck
2018-09-26 18:52       ` Dan Williams
2018-09-27 11:20         ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-27 11:09       ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-27 12:25         ` Oscar Salvador
2018-09-27 13:13           ` Michal Hocko
2018-09-27 14:50             ` Oscar Salvador
2018-09-27 15:41               ` David Hildenbrand
2018-09-28  8:12             ` Oscar Salvador
2018-09-28  8:44               ` Oscar Salvador
2018-09-28 15:50                 ` Dan Williams
2018-09-27 12:32       ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-08 21:01   ` Dan Williams
2018-10-08 21:38     ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-08 22:00       ` Dan Williams
2018-10-08 22:07         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-08 22:36         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-08 22:59           ` Dan Williams
2018-10-08 23:34     ` [mm PATCH] memremap: Fix reference count for pgmap in devm_memremap_pages Alexander Duyck
2018-10-09  0:20       ` Dan Williams
2018-10-09 17:00   ` [PATCH v5 4/4] mm: Defer ZONE_DEVICE page initialization to the point where we init pgmap Yi Zhang
2018-10-09 18:04     ` Dan Williams
2018-10-09 20:26       ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-09 21:19         ` Dan Williams
2018-10-10 12:52           ` Yi Zhang
2018-10-10 15:27             ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-11  8:17               ` Yi Zhang
2018-10-10  9:58         ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10 16:39           ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-10 17:24             ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10 17:39               ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-10 17:53                 ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10 18:13                   ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-10 18:52                 ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-11  8:55                   ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-11 17:38                     ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-11 18:22                       ` Dan Williams
2018-10-17  7:52                       ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-17 15:02                         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-29 14:12                           ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-29 15:59                             ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-29 16:35                               ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-29 17:01                                 ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-29 17:24                                   ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-29 17:34                                     ` Dan Williams
2018-10-29 17:45                                       ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-29 17:42                                     ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-29 18:18                                       ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-29 19:59                                         ` Alexander Duyck
2018-10-30  6:29                                           ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-30  6:55                                             ` Dan Williams
2018-10-30  8:17                                               ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-30 15:57                                                 ` Dan Williams
2018-10-30  8:05                                           ` Oscar Salvador
2018-10-29 15:49                           ` Dan Williams
2018-10-29 15:56                             ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-10 18:18               ` Dan Williams
2018-10-11  8:39                 ` Yi Zhang
2018-10-11 15:38                   ` Alexander Duyck

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