Re: Bug: Discontigmem virt_to_page() [Alpha,ARM,Mips64?]

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 12:28:20 EST

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> Would the flip side of that coin perhaps be implementing a way to be a
>> good logically partitioned citizen and cooperatively offline memory?
>> Cheers,
>> Bill

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 11:21:59AM -0500, Dave Engebretsen wrote:
> Yes, both add and remove are needed to be a good citizen. One could
> spend all kinds of time coming up with good huristicts to do that
> automatically :)
> At a mimimum, manual off line of memory would be nice.
> Dave.

I have a particular interest in the implementation of at least one
mechanism in the kernel (rmap) which could be exploited to assist
in this. If there are other efforts in progress toward this end I'd
be happy to investigate methods of using the additional machinery
provided by rmap to assist in this.

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