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authorLai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>2012-12-11 16:03:16 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-11 17:22:28 -0800
commit511c2aba8f07fc45bdcba548cb63f7b8a450c6dc (patch)
tree6a1a853e60e0004f5895d78231ed1bea33fecaac /include
parentfcf07d22f089856631b52a75c35ba3c33b70a1b4 (diff)
mm, memory-hotplug: dynamic configure movable memory and portion memory
Add online_movable and online_kernel for logic memory hotplug. This is the dynamic version of "movablecore" & "kernelcore". We have the same reason to introduce it as to introduce "movablecore" & "kernelcore". It has the same motive as "movablecore" & "kernelcore", but it is dynamic/running-time: o We can configure memory as kernelcore or movablecore after boot. Userspace workload is increased, we need more hugepage, we can't use "online_movable" to add memory and allow the system use more THP(transparent-huge-page), vice-verse when kernel workload is increase. Also help for virtualization to dynamic configure host/guest's memory, to save/(reduce waste) memory. Memory capacity on Demand o When a new node is physically online after boot, we need to use "online_movable" or "online_kernel" to configure/portion it as we expected when we logic-online it. This configuration also helps for physically-memory-migrate. o all benefit as the same as existed "movablecore" & "kernelcore". o Preparing for movable-node, which is very important for power-saving, hardware partitioning and high-available-system(hardware fault management). (Note, we don't introduce movable-node here.) Action behavior: When a memoryblock/memorysection is onlined by "online_movable", the kernel will not have directly reference to the page of the memoryblock, thus we can remove that memory any time when needed. When it is online by "online_kernel", the kernel can use it. When it is online by "online", the zone type doesn't changed. Current constraints: Only the memoryblock which is adjacent to the ZONE_MOVABLE can be online from ZONE_NORMAL to ZONE_MOVABLE. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use min_t, cleanups] Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Wen Congyang <wency@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Jiang Liu <jiang.liu@huawei.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
index 95573ec4ee6..4a45c4e5002 100644
--- a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
+++ b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
@@ -26,6 +26,13 @@ enum {
+/* Types for control the zone type of onlined memory */
+enum {
* pgdat resizing functions
@@ -46,6 +53,10 @@ void pgdat_resize_init(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
* Zone resizing functions
+ *
+ * Note: any attempt to resize a zone should has pgdat_resize_lock()
+ * zone_span_writelock() both held. This ensure the size of a zone
+ * can't be changed while pgdat_resize_lock() held.
static inline unsigned zone_span_seqbegin(struct zone *zone)
@@ -71,7 +82,7 @@ extern int zone_grow_free_lists(struct zone *zone, unsigned long new_nr_pages);
extern int zone_grow_waitqueues(struct zone *zone, unsigned long nr_pages);
extern int add_one_highpage(struct page *page, int pfn, int bad_ppro);
/* VM interface that may be used by firmware interface */
-extern int online_pages(unsigned long, unsigned long);
+extern int online_pages(unsigned long, unsigned long, int);
extern void __offline_isolated_pages(unsigned long, unsigned long);
typedef void (*online_page_callback_t)(struct page *page);