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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/5] page_alloc: Bootmem limit with movablecore_map
At 11/26/2012 11:48 PM, H. Peter Anvin Wrote:
> On 11/26/2012 05:15 AM, Tang Chen wrote:
>>
>> Hi Wu,
>>
>> That is really a problem. And, before numa memory got initialized,
>> memblock subsystem would be used to allocate memory. I didn't find any
>> approach that could fully address it when I making the patches. There
>> always be risk that memblock allocates memory on ZONE_MOVABLE. I think
>> we can only do our best to prevent it from happening.
>>
>> Your patch is very helpful. And after a shot look at the code, it seems
>> that acpi_numa_memory_affinity_init() is an architecture dependent
>> function. Could we do this somewhere which is not depending on the
>> architecture ?
>>
>
> The movable memory should be classified as a non-RAM type in memblock,
> that way we will not allocate from it early on.

Hi, hpa

The problem is that:
node1 address rang: [18G, 34G), and the user specifies movable map is [8G, 24G).
We don't know node1's address range before numa init. So we can't prevent
allocating boot memory in the range [24G, 34G).

The movable memory should be classified as a non-RAM type in memblock. What
do you want to say? We don't save type in memblock because we only
add E820_RAM and E820_RESERVED_KERN to memblock.

Thanks
Wen Congyang

>
> -hpa
>
>



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