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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mm/damon/sysfs: support fixed virtual address ranges monitoring
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Hi Rongwei,

On Mon, 2 May 2022 15:56:58 +0800 Rongwei Wang <rongwei.wang@linux.alibaba.com> wrote:

> Hi, SeongJae
>
> I had read and tested your patchset these days. It works.

Thank you for the tests! :D

> It seems that these patches only fix the issue about init_regions in
> DAMON-sysfs, but not fix in DAMON-dbgfs? maybe I missing something.
>
> If so, do you have any plan to fix this bug in dbgfs? Actually, what I
> want to say is that I ready a patch for solving the init_regions related
> bug in dbgfs these days. I not sure if you're interested in it.

The plan is to freeze DAMON debugfs interface after DAMON sysfs interface is
merged, and then entirely remove it after next LTS kernel. It was mentioned in
the sysfs interface patchset as below:
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20220228081314.5770-1-sj@kernel.org/

Future Plan of DAMON_DBGFS Deprecation
======================================

Once this patchset is merged, DAMON_DBGFS development will be frozen. That is,
we will maintain it to work as is now so that no users will be break. But, it
will not be extended to provide any new feature of DAMON. The support will be
continued only until next LTS release. After that, we will drop DAMON_DBGFS.

The plan was also shared in the kernel doc as below[1], but maybe it was too
small to read, or ambiguous. Sorry if it was the case.

debugfs interface. This is almost identical to sysfs interface. This will
be _removed_ after next LTS kernel is released, so users should move to the
sysfs interface.

[1] https://docs.kernel.org/admin-guide/mm/damon/usage.html#debugfs-interface

So, I don't have a big interest at extending DAMON debugfs for fvaddr. That
said, of course we could discuss more if you really need it. If so, please let
me know.


Thanks,
SJ

>
> Best Regards,
> Rongwei
>

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