Re: [Part1 PATCH v5 16/22] x86, mm, numa: Move numa emulationhandling down.
From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Wed Jun 19 2013 - 17:25:48 EST
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:58 PM, Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 09:03:03PM +0800, Tang Chen wrote:
>>> From: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> numa_emulation() needs to allocate buffer for new numa_meminfo
>>> and distance matrix, so execute it later in x86_numa_init().
>>> Also we change the behavoir:
>>> - before this patch, if user input wrong data in command
>>> line, it will fall back to next numa probing or disabling
>>> - after this patch, if user input wrong data in command line,
>>> it will stay with numa info probed from previous probing,
>>> like ACPI SRAT or amd_numa.
>>> We need to call numa_check_memblks to reject wrong user inputs early
>>> so that we can keep the original numa_meminfo not changed.
>> So, this is another very subtle ordering you're adding without any
>> comment and I'm not sure it even makes sense because the function can
>> fail after that point.
the new numa_emulation will call numa_check_memblks at first before
if it fails, numa_meminfo is not touched, so that should not a problem.
> Yes, if it fail, we will stay with current numa info from firmware.
> That looks like right behavior.
> Before this patch, it will fail to next numa way like if acpi srat + user
> input fail, it will try to go with amd_numa then try apply user info.
For numa emulation fail sequence, want to double check what should be
on and before 2.6.38:
emulation ==> acpi ==> amd ==> dummy
so if emulation with wrong input, will fall back to acpi numa.
acpi (emulation) ==> amd (emulation) ==> dummy (emulation)
if emulation with wrong input, it will fall back to next numa discovery.
after my patchset
will be acpi ==> amd ==> dummy
the new emulation will call numa_check_memblks at first before touch
anyway if emulation fails, numa_meminfo is not touched.
so this change looks like right change.
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