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From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>,
	Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@oracle.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>,
	Reza Arbab <arbab@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"moderated list:XEN HYPERVISOR INTERFACE"
	<xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 7/8] mm: allow to control onlining/offlining of memory by a driver
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:32:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <92ff9057-7f1e-d9b7-610e-0a7022b8da01@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180413155943.GY17484@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On 13.04.2018 17:59, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Fri 13-04-18 15:33:28, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>> Some devices (esp. paravirtualized) might want to control
>> - when to online/offline a memory block
>> - how to online memory (MOVABLE/NORMAL)
>> - in which granularity to online/offline memory
>>
>> So let's add a new flag "driver_managed" and disallow to change the
>> state by user space. Device onlining/offlining will still work, however
>> the memory will not be actually onlined/offlined. That has to be handled
>> by the device driver that owns the memory.
> 
> Is there any reason to create the memblock sysfs interface to this
> memory at all? ZONE_DEVICE mem hotplug users currently do not do that
> and manage the memory themselves. It seems you want to achieve the same
> thing, no?
> 

Yes, I think so, namely kdump. We have to retrigger kexec() whenever a
memory block is added/removed. udev events are sent for that reason when
a memory block is created/deleted. And I think this is not done for
ZONE_DEVICE devices, or am I wrong?

-- 

Thanks,

David / dhildenb

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-13 16:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20180413131632.1413-1-david@redhat.com>
2018-04-13 13:16 ` [PATCH RFC 1/8] mm/memory_hotplug: Revert "mm/memory_hotplug: optimize memory hotplug" David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:16 ` [PATCH RFC 2/8] mm: introduce PG_offline David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:40   ` Michal Hocko
2018-04-13 13:46     ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-17 11:50     ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 17:11   ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-16  8:31     ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-21 16:52     ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-04-22  3:01       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-22  8:17         ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-22 14:02           ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-22 15:13             ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-29 21:08               ` Michal Hocko
2018-04-30  6:31                 ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-20  7:30   ` David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:16 ` [PATCH RFC 3/8] mm: use PG_offline in online/offlining code David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:31 ` [PATCH RFC 4/8] kdump: expose PG_offline David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:33 ` [PATCH RFC 5/8] mm: only mark section offline when all pages are offline David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:33 ` [PATCH RFC 6/8] mm: offline_pages() is also limited by MAX_ORDER David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 13:33 ` [PATCH RFC 7/8] mm: allow to control onlining/offlining of memory by a driver David Hildenbrand
2018-04-13 15:59   ` Michal Hocko
2018-04-13 16:32     ` David Hildenbrand [this message]
2018-04-13 13:33 ` [PATCH RFC 8/8] mm: export more functions used to online/offline memory David Hildenbrand

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