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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 4/4] mm: Defer ZONE_DEVICE page initialization to the point where we init pgmap
On Wed 10-10-18 10:39:01, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On 10/10/2018 10:24 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > I thought I have already made it clear that these zone device hacks are
> > not acceptable to the generic hotplug code. If the current reserve bit
> > handling is not correct then give us a specific reason for that and we
> > can start thinking about the proper fix.
> I might have misunderstood your earlier comment then. I thought you were
> saying that we shouldn't bother with setting the reserved bit. Now it sounds
> like you were thinking more along the lines of what I was here in my comment
> where I thought the bit should be cleared later in some code specifically
> related to DAX when it is exposing it for use to userspace or KVM.

It seems I managed to confuse myself completely. Sorry, it's been a long
day and I am sick so the brain doesn't work all that well. I will get
back to this tomorrow or on Friday with a fresh brain.

My recollection was that we do clear the reserved bit in
move_pfn_range_to_zone and we indeed do in __init_single_page. But then
we set the bit back right afterwards. This seems to be the case since
d0dc12e86b319 which reorganized the code. I have to study this some more

Michal Hocko

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