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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 00/13] mm: Sub-section memory hotplug support
On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 5:31 AM Aneesh Kumar K.V
<aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> writes:
>
> > Changes since v9 [1]:
> > - Fix multiple issues related to the fact that pfn_valid() has
> > traditionally returned true for any pfn in an 'early' (onlined at
> > boot) section regardless of whether that pfn represented 'System RAM'.
> > Teach pfn_valid() to maintain its traditional behavior in the presence
> > of subsections. Specifically, subsection precision for pfn_valid() is
> > only considered for non-early / hot-plugged sections. (Qian)
> >
> > - Related to the first item introduce a SECTION_IS_EARLY
> > (->section_mem_map flag) to remove the existing hacks for determining
> > an early section by looking at whether the usemap was allocated from the
> > slab.
> >
> > - Kill off the EEXIST hackery in __add_pages(). It breaks
> > (arch_add_memory() false-positive) the detection of subsection
> > collisions reported by section_activate(). It is also obviated by
> > David's recent reworks to move the 'System RAM' request_region() earlier
> > in the add_memory() sequence().
> >
> > - Switch to an arch-independent / static subsection-size of 2MB.
> > Otherwise, a per-arch subsection-size is a roadblock on the path to
> > persistent memory namespace compatibility across archs. (Jeff)
> >
> > - Update the changelog for "libnvdimm/pfn: Fix fsdax-mode namespace
> > info-block zero-fields" to clarify that the "Cc: stable" is only there
> > as safety measure for a distro that decides to backport "libnvdimm/pfn:
> > Stop padding pmem namespaces to section alignment", otherwise there is
> > no known bug exposure in older kernels. (Andrew)
> >
> > - Drop some redundant subsection checks (Oscar)
> >
> > - Collect some reviewed-bys
> >
> > [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/155977186863.2443951.9036044808311959913.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com/
>
>
> You can add Tested-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
> for ppc64.

Thank you!

> BTW even after this series we have the kernel crash mentioned in the
> below email on reconfigure.
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20190514025354.9108-1-aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com
>
> I guess we need to conclude how the reserve space struct page should be
> initialized ?

Yes, that issue is independent of the subsection changes. I'll take a
closer look.

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