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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Allow persistent memory to be used like normal RAM
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Le 22/10/2018 à 22:13, Dave Hansen a écrit :
> Persistent memory is cool. But, currently, you have to rewrite
> your applications to use it. Wouldn't it be cool if you could
> just have it show up in your system like normal RAM and get to
> it like a slow blob of memory? Well... have I got the patch
> series for you!
>
> This series adds a new "driver" to which pmem devices can be
> attached. Once attached, the memory "owned" by the device is
> hot-added to the kernel and managed like any other memory. On
> systems with an HMAT (a new ACPI table), each socket (roughly)
> will have a separate NUMA node for its persistent memory so
> this newly-added memory can be selected by its unique NUMA
> node.


Hello Dave

What happens on systems without an HMAT? Does this new memory get merged
into existing NUMA nodes?

Also, do you plan to have a way for applications to find out which NUMA
nodes are "real DRAM" while others are "pmem-backed"? (something like a
new attribute in /sys/devices/system/node/nodeX/) Or should we use HMAT
performance attributes for this?

Brice


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