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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/3] mm/memory_hotplug: Create __shrink_pages and move it to offline_pages
On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 04:54:57PM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> I wonder if we could instead forward from the callers whether we are
> dealing with ZONE_DEVICE memory (is_device ...), at least that seems
> feasible in hmm code. Not having looked at details yet.

Yes, this looks like the most straightforward way right now.
We would have to pass it from arch_remove_memory to __remove_pages though.

It is not the most elegant way, but looking at the code of devm_memremap_pages_release
and hmm_devmem_release I cannot really think of anything better.

In hmm_devmem_release is should be easy because AFAIK (unless I am missing something), hmm always works
with ZONE_DEVICE.
At least hmm_devmem_pages_create() moves the range to ZONE_DEVICE.

After looking at devm_memremap_pages(), I think it does the same:

...
move_pfn_range_to_zone(&NODE_DATA(nid)->node_zones[ZONE_DEVICE],
align_start >> PAGE_SHIFT,
align_size >> PAGE_SHIFT, altmap);
...

So I guess it is safe to assume that arch_remove_memory/__remove_pages are called
from those functions while zone being ZONE_DEVICE.

Is that right, Jerome?

And since we know for sure that memhotplug-code cannot call it with ZONE_DEVICE,
I think this can be done easily.

Thanks
--
Oscar Salvador
SUSE L3

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