Re: [RFC 0/2] Delay initializing of large sections of memory

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Jun 21 2013 - 14:51:12 EST

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:44:22AM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 10:03 AM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 06/21/2013 09:51 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > I suspect the cutoff for this should be a lot lower than 8 TB even, more
> > like 128 GB or so. The only concern is to not set the cutoff so low
> > that we can end up running out of memory or with suboptimal NUMA
> > placement just because of this.
> I would suggest another way:
> only boot the system with boot node (include cpu, ram and pci root buses).
> then after boot, could add other nodes.

What exactly do you mean by "after boot"? Often, the boot process of
userspace needs those additional cpus and ram in order to initialize
everything (like the pci devices) properly.


greg k-h
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