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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/22] mm: mark DEVICE_PUBLIC as broken
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 06:23:04PM -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
> > On 6/13/19 5:43 PM, Ira Weiny wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 07:58:29PM +0000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > >> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 12:53:02PM -0700, Ralph Campbell wrote:
> > >>>
> > ...
> > >> Hum, so the only thing this config does is short circuit here:
> > >>
> > >> static inline bool is_device_public_page(const struct page *page)
> > >> {
> > >> return IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEV_PAGEMAP_OPS) &&
> > >> IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEVICE_PUBLIC) &&
> > >> is_zone_device_page(page) &&
> > >> page->pgmap->type == MEMORY_DEVICE_PUBLIC;
> > >> }
> > >>
> > >> Which is called all over the place..
> > >
> > > <sigh> yes but the earlier patch:
> > >
> > > [PATCH 03/22] mm: remove hmm_devmem_add_resource
> > >
> > > Removes the only place type is set to MEMORY_DEVICE_PUBLIC.
> > >
> > > So I think it is ok. Frankly I was wondering if we should remove the public
> > > type altogether but conceptually it seems ok. But I don't see any users of it
> > > so... should we get rid of it in the code rather than turning the config off?
> > >
> > > Ira
> >
> > That seems reasonable. I recall that the hope was for those IBM Power 9
> > systems to use _PUBLIC, as they have hardware-based coherent device (GPU)
> > memory, and so the memory really is visible to the CPU. And the IBM team
> > was thinking of taking advantage of it. But I haven't seen anything on
> > that front for a while.
>
> Does anyone know who those people are and can we encourage them to
> send some patches? :)

I expect marking it CONFIG_BROKEN with the threat of deleting it if no
patches show up *is* the encouragement.

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