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From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
To: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com,
	clameter@engr.sgi.com, akpm@osdl.org
Subject: Re: [2.6.20][PATCH] fix mempolicy error check on a system with memory-less-node
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 19:07:38 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070207190738.30f1d419.kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <p73ejp2mfqh.fsf@bingen.suse.de>

On 07 Feb 2007 11:20:06 +0100
Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:

> KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> writes:
> 
> > current mempolicy just checks whether a node is online or not.
> > If there is memory-less-node, mempolicy's target node can be
> > invalid.
> > This patch adds a check whether a node has memory or not.
> 
> IMHO there shouldn't be any memory less nodes. The architecture code
> should not create them. The CPU should be assigned to a nearby node instead.
> At least x86-64 ensures that.
> 
AFAIK, ia64 creates nodes just depends on SRAT's possible resource information.
Then, ia64 can create cpu-memory-less-node(node with no available resource.).
(*)I don't like this.

If we don't allow memory-less-node, we may have to add several codes for cpu-hot-add.
cpus should be moved to nearby node at hotadd .
And node-hot-add have to care that cpus mustn't be added before memory, cpu-driven 
node-hot-add will never occur. (ACPI's 'container' device spec can't guaranntee this.)

-Kame




  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07 10:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06 11:23 KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-06 17:26 ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-07  1:14   ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-07  8:04     ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-07  8:36       ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-08 11:49         ` Bob Picco
2007-02-07 10:20       ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 10:20 ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 10:07   ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki [this message]
2007-02-07 10:19     ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 10:37       ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-07 10:41         ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 10:49           ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-07 11:32             ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 12:27               ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-07 14:05     ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-07 15:28       ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-07 14:03   ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-07 16:23   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-07 16:50     ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-07 17:43       ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-07 18:15         ` [PATCH] FS : Speedup rw_verify_area() Eric Dumazet
2007-02-08  0:37         ` [2.6.20][PATCH] fix mempolicy error check on a system with memory-less-node KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2007-02-08 19:09         ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-08 19:26           ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-08 19:35             ` Christoph Lameter

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