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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>, Zi Yan <ziy@nvidia.com>,
	Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <naoya.horiguchi@linux.dev>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 16:28:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210816162829.a228c4629b411900702b7f5f@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210816224953.157796-6-mike.kravetz@oracle.com>

On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 15:49:50 -0700 Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com> wrote:

> Describe demote and demote_size interfaces.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst | 29 ++++++++++++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
> index 8abaeb144e44..902059a0257b 100644
> --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst
> @@ -234,8 +234,12 @@ will exist, of the form::
>  
>  	hugepages-${size}kB
>  
> -Inside each of these directories, the same set of files will exist::
> +Inside each of these directories, the set of files contained in ``/proc``
> +will exist.  In addition, two additional interfaces for demoting huge
> +pages will exist::
>  
> +        demote
> +        demote_size
>  	nr_hugepages
>  	nr_hugepages_mempolicy
>  	nr_overcommit_hugepages
> @@ -243,7 +247,28 @@ Inside each of these directories, the same set of files will exist::
>  	resv_hugepages
>  	surplus_hugepages
>  
> -which function as described above for the default huge page-sized case.
> +The demote interfaces provide the ability to split a huge page into
> +smaller huge pages.  For example, the x86 architecture supports both
> +1GB and 2MB huge pages sizes.  A 1GB huge page can be split into 512
> +2MB huge pages.  The demote interfaces are:
> +
> +demote_size
> +        is the size of demoted pages.  When a page is demoted a corresponding
> +        number of huge pages of demote_size will be created.  For huge pages
> +        of the smallest supported size (2MB on x86), demote_size will be the
> +        system page size (PAGE_SIZE).  If demote_size is the system page size
> +        then demoting a page will simply free the huge page.  demote_size is
> +        a read only interface.
> +
> +demote
> +        is used to demote a number of huge pages.  A user with root privileges
> +        can write to this file.  It may not be possible to demote the
> +        requested number of huge pages.  To determine how many pages were
> +        actually demoted, compare the value of nr_hugepages before and after
> +        writing to the demote interface.  demote is a write only interface.
> +
> +The interfaces which are the same as in ``/proc`` function as described
> +above for the default huge page-sized case.

Are these new demote interfaces duplicated in /proc? 
Documentation/admin-guide/mm/hugetlbpage.rst says "The ``/proc``
interfaces discussed above have been retained for backwards
compatibility.", so new interfaces need not appear in /proc?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-16 23:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-16 22:49 [PATCH RESEND 0/8] hugetlb: add demote/split page functionality Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 1/8] hugetlb: add demote hugetlb page sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 2/8] hugetlb: add HPageCma flag and code to free non-gigantic pages in CMA Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 3/8] hugetlb: add demote bool to gigantic page routines Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 4/8] hugetlb: add hugetlb demote page support Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:28   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2021-08-17  1:04     ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-21 13:52   ` Aneesh Kumar K.V
2021-09-21 17:17     ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 6/8] hugetlb: vmemmap optimizations when demoting hugetlb pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 7/8] hugetlb: prepare destroy and prep routines for vmemmap optimized pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 22:49 ` [PATCH 8/8] hugetlb: Optimized demote vmemmap optimizatized pages Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:23 ` [PATCH RESEND 0/8] hugetlb: add demote/split page functionality Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:17   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17  0:39     ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:58       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-16 23:27 ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  0:46   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17  1:46     ` Andrew Morton
2021-08-17  7:30       ` David Hildenbrand
2021-08-17 16:19         ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-17 18:49           ` David Hildenbrand
2021-08-24 22:08       ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-27 17:22         ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-08-27 23:04           ` Mike Kravetz
2021-08-30 10:11             ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-09-02 18:17               ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-06 14:40                 ` Vlastimil Babka
     [not found]                 ` <20210907085001.3773-1-hdanton@sina.com>
2021-09-08 21:00                   ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-09 11:54                     ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-09 13:45                       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-09-09 21:31                         ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-10  8:20                         ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-11  0:11                           ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-13 15:50                             ` Michal Hocko
2021-09-15 16:57                               ` Mike Kravetz
2021-09-17 20:44                                 ` Mike Kravetz
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-07-21 23:05 [PATCH " Mike Kravetz
2021-07-21 23:05 ` [PATCH 5/8] hugetlb: document the demote sysfs interfaces Mike Kravetz

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