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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/5] mm: Enable CONFIG_NODES_SPAN_OTHER_NODES by default for NUMA
On 03/31/20 at 04:21pm, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Tue 31-03-20 22:03:32, Baoquan He wrote:
> > Hi Michal,
> >
> > On 03/31/20 at 10:55am, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > On Tue 31-03-20 11:14:23, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> > > > Maybe I mis-read the code, but I don't see how this could happen. In the
> > > > HAVE_MEMBLOCK_NODE_MAP=y case, free_area_init_node() calls
> > > > calculate_node_totalpages() that ensures that node->node_zones are entirely
> > > > within the node because this is checked in zone_spanned_pages_in_node().
> > >
> > > zone_spanned_pages_in_node does chech the zone boundaries are within the
> > > node boundaries. But that doesn't really tell anything about other
> > > potential zones interleaving with the physical memory range.
> > > zone->spanned_pages simply gives the physical range for the zone
> > > including holes. Interleaving nodes are essentially a hole
> > > (__absent_pages_in_range is going to skip those).
> > >
> > > That means that when free_area_init_core simply goes over the whole
> > > physical zone range including holes and that is why we need to check
> > > both for physical and logical holes (aka other nodes).
> > >
> > > The life would be so much easier if the whole thing would simply iterate
> > > over memblocks...
> >
> > The memblock iterating sounds a great idea. I tried with putting the
> > memblock iterating in the upper layer, memmap_init(), which is used for
> > boot mem only anyway. Do you think it's doable and OK? It yes, I can
> > work out a formal patch to make this simpler as you said. The draft code
> > is as below. Like this it uses the existing code and involves little change.
>
> Doing this would be a step in the right direction! I haven't checked the
> code very closely though. The below sounds way too simple to be truth I
> am afraid. First for_each_mem_pfn_range is available only for
> CONFIG_HAVE_MEMBLOCK_NODE_MAP (which is one of the reasons why I keep
> saying that I really hate that being conditional). Also I haven't really
> checked the deferred initialization path - I have a very vague
> recollection that it has been converted to the memblock api but I have
> happilly dropped all that memory.

Thanks for your quick response and pointing out the rest suspect aspects,
I will investigate what you mentioned, see if they impact.

>
> > diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > index 138a56c0f48f..558d421f294b 100644
> > --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> > +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> > @@ -6007,14 +6007,6 @@ void __meminit memmap_init_zone(unsigned long size, int nid, unsigned long zone,
> > * function. They do not exist on hotplugged memory.
> > */
> > if (context == MEMMAP_EARLY) {
> > - if (!early_pfn_valid(pfn)) {
> > - pfn = next_pfn(pfn);
> > - continue;
> > - }
> > - if (!early_pfn_in_nid(pfn, nid)) {
> > - pfn++;
> > - continue;
> > - }
> > if (overlap_memmap_init(zone, &pfn))
> > continue;
> > if (defer_init(nid, pfn, end_pfn))
> > @@ -6130,9 +6122,17 @@ static void __meminit zone_init_free_lists(struct zone *zone)
> > }
> >
> > void __meminit __weak memmap_init(unsigned long size, int nid,
> > - unsigned long zone, unsigned long start_pfn)
> > + unsigned long zone, unsigned long range_start_pfn)
> > {
> > - memmap_init_zone(size, nid, zone, start_pfn, MEMMAP_EARLY, NULL);
> > + unsigned long start_pfn, end_pfn;
> > + unsigned long range_end_pfn = range_start_pfn + size;
> > + int i;
> > + for_each_mem_pfn_range(i, nid, &start_pfn, &end_pfn, NULL) {
> > + start_pfn = clamp(start_pfn, range_start_pfn, range_end_pfn);
> > + end_pfn = clamp(end_pfn, range_start_pfn, range_end_pfn);
> > + if (end_pfn > start_pfn)
> > + memmap_init_zone(size, nid, zone, start_pfn, MEMMAP_EARLY, NULL);
> > + }
> > }
> >
> > static int zone_batchsize(struct zone *zone)
>
> --
> Michal Hocko
> SUSE Labs
>

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