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Subject[PATCH V2] mm/hotplug: Reorder memblock_[free|remove]() calls in try_remove_memory()
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Currently during memory hot add procedure, memory gets into memblock before
calling arch_add_memory() which creates it's linear mapping.

add_memory_resource() {
..................
memblock_add_node()
..................
arch_add_memory()
..................
}

But during memory hot remove procedure, removal from memblock happens first
before it's linear mapping gets teared down with arch_remove_memory() which
is not consistent. Resource removal should happen in reverse order as they
were added. However this does not pose any problem for now, unless there is
an assumption regarding linear mapping. One example was a subtle failure on
arm64 platform [1]. Though this has now found a different solution.

try_remove_memory() {
..................
memblock_free()
memblock_remove()
..................
arch_remove_memory()
..................
}

This changes the sequence of resource removal including memblock and linear
mapping tear down during memory hot remove which will now be the reverse
order in which they were added during memory hot add. The changed removal
order looks like the following.

try_remove_memory() {
..................
arch_remove_memory()
..................
memblock_free()
memblock_remove()
..................
}

[1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11127623/

Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
---
Changes in V2:

- Changed the commit message as per Michal and David

Changed in V1: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11146361/

Original patch https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/9/3/327

Memory hot remove now works on arm64 without this because a recent commit
60bb462fc7ad ("drivers/base/node.c: simplify unregister_memory_block_under_nodes()").

David mentioned that re-ordering should still make sense for consistency
purpose (removing stuff in the reverse order they were added). This patch
is now detached from arm64 hot-remove series.

https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/9/3/326

mm/memory_hotplug.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index 49f7bf91c25a..4f7d426a84d0 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -1763,13 +1763,13 @@ static int __ref try_remove_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size)

/* remove memmap entry */
firmware_map_remove(start, start + size, "System RAM");
- memblock_free(start, size);
- memblock_remove(start, size);

/* remove memory block devices before removing memory */
remove_memory_block_devices(start, size);

arch_remove_memory(nid, start, size, NULL);
+ memblock_free(start, size);
+ memblock_remove(start, size);
__release_memory_resource(start, size);

try_offline_node(nid);
--
2.20.1
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