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From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, virtio-dev@lists.oasis-open.org,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Michael S . Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>,
	Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>,
	Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@gmail.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>, Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 07/10] mm/memory_hotplug: Introduce offline_and_remove_memory()
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:19:04 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <156601a9-e919-b88f-2278-97ecee554d21@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200311171422.10484-8-david@redhat.com>

On 11.03.20 18:14, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> virtio-mem wants to offline and remove a memory block once it unplugged
> all subblocks (e.g., using alloc_contig_range()). Let's provide
> an interface to do that from a driver. virtio-mem already supports to
> offline partially unplugged memory blocks. Offlining a fully unplugged
> memory block will not require to migrate any pages. All unplugged
> subblocks are PageOffline() and have a reference count of 0 - so
> offlining code will simply skip them.
> 
> All we need is an interface to offline and remove the memory from kernel
> module context, where we don't have access to the memory block devices
> (esp. find_memory_block() and device_offline()) and the device hotplug
> lock.
> 
> To keep things simple, allow to only work on a single memory block.
> 

Lost the ACK from Michael

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> [1]

[1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200302142737.GP4380@dhcp22.suse.cz

-- 
Thanks,

David / dhildenb


  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-11 17:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-11 17:14 [PATCH v2 00/10] virtio-mem: paravirtualized memory David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 01/10] virtio-mem: Paravirtualized memory hotplug David Hildenbrand
2020-04-15  5:59   ` Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 02/10] virtio-mem: Allow to specify an ACPI PXM as nid David Hildenbrand
2020-03-30 11:04   ` Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 03/10] virtio-mem: Paravirtualized memory hotunplug part 1 David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 04/10] virtio-mem: Paravirtualized memory hotunplug part 2 David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 05/10] mm: Allow to offline unmovable PageOffline() pages via MEM_GOING_OFFLINE David Hildenbrand
2020-04-14 16:34   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2020-04-15  0:32     ` Andrew Morton
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 06/10] virtio-mem: Allow to offline partially unplugged memory blocks David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 07/10] mm/memory_hotplug: Introduce offline_and_remove_memory() David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:19   ` David Hildenbrand [this message]
2020-04-14 16:35     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2020-04-15  0:30       ` Andrew Morton
2020-04-15  7:35   ` Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 08/10] virtio-mem: Offline and remove completely unplugged memory blocks David Hildenbrand
2020-04-15  7:42   ` Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 09/10] virtio-mem: Better retry handling David Hildenbrand
2020-03-11 17:14 ` [PATCH v2 10/10] MAINTAINERS: Add myself as virtio-mem maintainer David Hildenbrand
2020-03-27 16:58 ` [PATCH v2 00/10] virtio-mem: paravirtualized memory Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-27 17:03   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-03-27 17:07     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-03-29 15:41     ` Pankaj Gupta
2020-03-30  8:42       ` David Hildenbrand
2020-03-29 12:42 ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2020-03-30  8:16   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-04-14  9:15   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-04-14 16:28     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2020-04-14 18:39       ` David Hildenbrand

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