Re: [PATCH] change global zonelist order on NUMA v2

From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 06:10:41 EST

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:47:44 +0200
Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thursday 26 April 2007 11:34:17 KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> >
> > Changelog from V1 -> V2
> > - sysctl name is changed to be relaxed_zone_order
> > - NORMAL->NORMAL->....->DMA->DMA->DMA order (new ordering) is now default.
> > NORMAL->DMA->NORMAL->DMA order (old ordering) is optional.
> > - addes boot opttion to set relaxed_zone_order. ia64 is supported now.
> > - Added documentation
> >
> > patch is against 2.6.21-rc7-mm2. tested on ia64 NUMA box. works well.
> IMHO the change should be default (without any options) unless someone
> can come up with a good reason why not. On x86-64 it should be definitely
> default.
> If there is a good reason on some architecture or machine a user option is also not a
> good idea, but instead it should be set automatically by that architecture or machine
> on boot.
Hmm...sounds reasonable.

I have 2 idea for automatic way..

(1)Use new zonelist ordering always and move init_task's tied cpu to a
cpu on the best node.
Child processes will start in good nodes even if Node 0 has small memory.

(2) Set Node's local highest zone to the top of zonelist.

I like (1). Does anyone have an idea ?


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