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From: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
To: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com
Subject: Re: [2.6.24-rc8-mm1][regression?] numactl --interleave=all doesn't works on memoryless node.
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:03:32 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0802041101290.9656@schroedinger.engr.sgi.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080202113045.GA29441@one.firstfloor.org>

On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Andi Kleen wrote:

> To be honest I've never tried seriously to make 32bit NUMA policy
> (with highmem) work well; just kept it at a "should not break"
> level. That is because with highmem the kernel's choices at 
> placing memory are seriously limited anyways so I doubt 32bit
> NUMA will ever work very well.

Memory policies do not work reliably with config highmem (I have never 
seen such usage because large memory systems are typically 64 bit 
which have no highmem, but there are some 32bit numa uses of HIGHMEM) ....

Memory policies are only applied to the highest zone. So if a system has 
highmem on some nodes and not on the others then policies will only be 
applied if allocations happen to occur on the highmem nodes.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-04 19:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-02  8:12 KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-02  9:09 ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-02  9:37   ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-02 11:30     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-04 19:03       ` Christoph Lameter [this message]
2008-02-04 18:20     ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05  9:26       ` [2.6.24 regression][BUGFIX] " KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-05 21:57         ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05 22:12           ` Christoph Lameter
2008-02-06 16:00             ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05 22:15           ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-06  2:17           ` David Rientjes
2008-02-06 16:11             ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-06  6:49           ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-06 17:38         ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-07  8:31           ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-08 19:45         ` [PATCH 2.6.24-mm1] Mempolicy: silently restrict nodemask to allowed nodes V3 Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-09 18:11           ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-10  5:29           ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-10  5:49             ` Greg KH
2008-02-10  7:42               ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-10 10:31                 ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-11 16:47                 ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-12  4:30                   ` [PATCH for 2.6.24][regression fix] " KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-12  5:06                     ` David Rientjes
2008-02-12  5:07                     ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12 13:18                       ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-05 10:17       ` [2.6.24-rc8-mm1][regression?] numactl --interleave=all doesn't works on memoryless node Paul Jackson
2008-02-05 11:14         ` KOSAKI Motohiro
2008-02-05 19:56         ` David Rientjes
2008-02-05 20:51           ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-05 21:03             ` David Rientjes
2008-02-05 21:33               ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-05 22:04                 ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05 22:44                   ` David Rientjes
2008-02-05 22:50                   ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-05 14:31       ` Mel Gorman
2008-02-05 15:23         ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05 18:12           ` Christoph Lameter
2008-02-05 18:27             ` Lee Schermerhorn
2008-02-05 19:04               ` Christoph Lameter
2008-02-05 19:15                 ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-05 20:06                   ` David Rientjes

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