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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] node: Add heterogenous memory performance
On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:53 PM Keith Busch <> wrote:
> Heterogeneous memory systems provide memory nodes with latency
> and bandwidth performance attributes that are different from other
> nodes. Create an interface for the kernel to register these attributes
> under the node that provides the memory. If the system provides this
> information, applications can query the node attributes when deciding
> which node to request memory.
> When multiple memory initiators exist, accessing the same memory target
> from each may not perform the same as the other. The highest performing
> initiator to a given target is considered to be a local initiator for
> that target. The kernel provides performance attributes only for the
> local initiators.
> The memory's compute node should be symlinked in sysfs as one of the
> node's initiators.
> The following example shows the new sysfs hierarchy for a node exporting
> performance attributes:
> # tree /sys/devices/system/node/nodeY/initiator_access
> /sys/devices/system/node/nodeY/initiator_access
> |-- read_bandwidth
> |-- read_latency
> |-- write_bandwidth
> `-- write_latency

With the expectation that there will be nodes that are initiator-only,
target-only, or both I think this interface should indicate that. The
1:1 "local" designation of HMAT should not be directly encoded in the
interface, it's just a shortcut for finding at least one initiator in
the set that can realize the advertised performance. At least if the
interface can enumerate the set of initiators then it becomes clear
whether sysfs can answer a performance enumeration question or if the
application needs to consult an interface with specific knowledge of a
given initiator-target pairing.

It seems a precursor to these patches is arranges for offline node
devices to be created for the ACPI proximity domains that are
offline-by default for reserved memory ranges.

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