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Subject[PATCH v1 00/12] powerpc/pseries: CMM: Implement balloon compaction and remove isolate notifier
This is the follow-up of:

We can get rid of the memory isolate notifier by switching to balloon
compaction in powerpc's CMM (Collaborative Memory Management). The memory
isolate notifier was only necessary to allow to offline memory blocks that
contain inflated/"loaned" pages - which also possible when the inflated
pages are movable (via balloon compaction). Having movable pages implies
that memory will also no longer get fragmented when CMM is active.

While I do have access to a LPAR, it does not have CMM active and I have np
clue how to enable it. Instead, I implemented a simple simulation mode. I
did some tests and the whole infrastructure, including page migration,
seems to work fine (e.g., I can still offline memory blocks that contain
inflated pages). Of course, I cannot tell if HW will like the changes,

1. I now use page_to_phys() to come up with the addresses to report to
the hypervisor. Hope that's correct.
2. When migrating a page, I first inflate/"loan" the new page and then
deflate the old page. I have no idea if HW accepts to set pages loaned
if it didn't request a loan. I assume it does.
3. We might now inflate/deflate pages in parallel (of course, not the
same page). I have no idea if HW likes that.

It would be good if somebody could either point me at the spec of the
hypervisor interface or verify directly. Also, it would be good if somebody
could test with actual HW that has this feature.

Cc: Alexander Duyck <>
Cc: Alexander Potapenko <>
Cc: Alexey Kardashevskiy <>
Cc: Allison Randal <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Anshuman Khandual <>
Cc: Anshuman Khandual <>
Cc: Arun KS <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc: Christian Brauner <>
Cc: Dan Williams <>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Cc: "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <>
Cc: Gao Xiang <>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc: Greg Hackmann <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <>
Cc: "Oliver O'Halloran" <>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <>
Cc: Pingfan Liu <>
Cc: Qian Cai <>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc: Richard Fontana <>
Cc: Stephen Rothwell <>
Cc: Thiago Jung Bauermann <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Todd Kjos <>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <>
Cc: Wei Yang <>

David Hildenbrand (12):
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Implement release() function for sysfs device
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Report errors when registering notifiers fails
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Cleanup rc handling in cmm_init()
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Drop page array
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Use adjust_managed_page_count() insted of
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Rip out memory isolate notifier
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Convert loaned_pages to an atomic_long_t
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Implement balloon compaction
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Switch to balloon_page_alloc()
powerpc/pseries: CMM: Simulation mode
mm: remove the memory isolate notifier
mm: remove "count" parameter from has_unmovable_pages()

arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/Kconfig | 1 +
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/cmm.c | 430 +++++++++++--------------
drivers/base/memory.c | 19 --
include/linux/memory.h | 27 --
include/linux/page-isolation.h | 4 +-
include/uapi/linux/magic.h | 1 +
mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
mm/page_alloc.c | 21 +-
mm/page_isolation.c | 27 +-
9 files changed, 204 insertions(+), 328 deletions(-)


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