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diff --git a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
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--- a/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
+++ b/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
@@ -161,7 +161,8 @@ a recent addition and not present on older kernels.
in the memory block.
'state' : read-write
at read: contains online/offline state of memory.
- at write: user can specify "online", "offline" command
+ at write: user can specify "online_kernel",
+ "online_movable", "online", "offline" command
which will be performed on al sections in the block.
'phys_device' : read-only: designed to show the name of physical memory
device. This is not well implemented now.
@@ -255,6 +256,17 @@ For onlining, you have to write "online" to the section's state file as:
% echo online > /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/state
+This onlining will not change the ZONE type of the target memory section,
+If the memory section is in ZONE_NORMAL, you can change it to ZONE_MOVABLE:
+
+% echo online_movable > /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/state
+(NOTE: current limit: this memory section must be adjacent to ZONE_MOVABLE)
+
+And if the memory section is in ZONE_MOVABLE, you can change it to ZONE_NORMAL:
+
+% echo online_kernel > /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/state
+(NOTE: current limit: this memory section must be adjacent to ZONE_NORMAL)
+
After this, section memoryXXX's state will be 'online' and the amount of
available memory will be increased.
@@ -377,15 +389,21 @@ The third argument is passed by pointer of struct memory_notify.
struct memory_notify {
unsigned long start_pfn;
unsigned long nr_pages;
+ int status_change_nid_normal;
+ int status_change_nid_high;
int status_change_nid;
}
start_pfn is start_pfn of online/offline memory.
nr_pages is # of pages of online/offline memory.
-status_change_nid is set node id when N_HIGH_MEMORY of nodemask is (will be)
+status_change_nid_normal is set node id when N_NORMAL_MEMORY of nodemask
+is (will be) set/clear, if this is -1, then nodemask status is not changed.
+status_change_nid_high is set node id when N_HIGH_MEMORY of nodemask
+is (will be) set/clear, if this is -1, then nodemask status is not changed.
+status_change_nid is set node id when N_MEMORY of nodemask is (will be)
set/clear. It means a new(memoryless) node gets new memory by online and a
node loses all memory. If this is -1, then nodemask status is not changed.
-If status_changed_nid >= 0, callback should create/discard structures for the
+If status_changed_nid* >= 0, callback should create/discard structures for the
node if necessary.
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