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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 03/12] mm/sparsemem: Add helpers track active portions of a section at boot
On 2019-05-07 01:39, Dan Williams wrote:
> Prepare for hot{plug,remove} of sub-ranges of a section by tracking a
> sub-section active bitmask, each bit representing a PMD_SIZE span of
> the
> architecture's memory hotplug section size.
> The implications of a partially populated section is that pfn_valid()
> needs to go beyond a valid_section() check and read the sub-section
> active ranges from the bitmask. The expectation is that the bitmask
> (subsection_map) fits in the same cacheline as the valid_section()
> data,
> so the incremental performance overhead to pfn_valid() should be
> negligible.
> Cc: Michal Hocko <>
> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <>
> Cc: Logan Gunthorpe <>
> Cc: Oscar Salvador <>
> Cc: Pavel Tatashin <>
> Tested-by: Jane Chu <>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>

Now that the handling is done in pfn/nr_pages, it looks better to me:

Reviewed-by: Oscar Salvador <>


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