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Subject[PATCH RFC v1 0/3] powerpc/memtrace: Don't offline memory blocks via offline_pages()
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This RFC is based on linux-next and
- 2 patches from "PATCH RFC v4 00/13] virtio-mem: paravirtualized memory"
-> "mm: Allow to offline unmovable PageOffline() pages via
MEM_GOING_OFFLINE" [1]
-> "mm/memory_hotplug: Introduce offline_and_remove_memory()" [2]
- "mm/memory_hotplug: Don't free usage map when removing a re-added early
section" [3]

A branch with all patches (kept updated) is available at:
https://github.com/davidhildenbrand/linux.git memtrace

Stop using offline_pages() to offline memory blocks. Allocate the memory
blocks using alloc_contig_pages() first and offline+remove the allcoated
memory blocks using a clean MM interface. Offlining of allocated memory is
made possible by using PageOffline() in combination with a memory notifier
(similar to virto-mem).

Note: In the future, we might want to switch to only removing/readding the
page tables of the allocated memory (while still marking it PageOffline()).
However, that might have other implications, and requires work from PPC
people (IOW, I won't fiddle with that :) ).

[1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191212171137.13872-8-david@redhat.com
[2] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191212171137.13872-10-david@redhat.com
[3] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191217104637.5509-1-david@redhat.com


David Hildenbrand (3):
powerpc/memtrace: Enforce power of 2 for memory buffer size
powerpc/memtrace: Factor out readding memory into memtrace_free_node()
powerpc/memtrace: Don't offline memory blocks via offline_pages()

arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/Kconfig | 1 +
arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c | 217 ++++++++++++++--------
2 files changed, 136 insertions(+), 82 deletions(-)

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2.23.0

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