Re: [PATCH v6 1/2] memory-hotplug: add automatic onlining policy for the newly added memory

From: David Rientjes
Date: Tue Jan 19 2016 - 17:44:22 EST

On Fri, 15 Jan 2016, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:

> Currently, all newly added memory blocks remain in 'offline' state unless
> someone onlines them, some linux distributions carry special udev rules
> like:
> SUBSYSTEM=="memory", ACTION=="add", ATTR{state}=="offline", ATTR{state}="online"
> to make this happen automatically. This is not a great solution for virtual
> machines where memory hotplug is being used to address high memory pressure
> situations as such onlining is slow and a userspace process doing this
> (udev) has a chance of being killed by the OOM killer as it will probably
> require to allocate some memory.
> Introduce default policy for the newly added memory blocks in
> /sys/devices/system/memory/auto_online_blocks file with two possible
> values: "offline" which preserves the current behavior and "online" which
> causes all newly added memory blocks to go online as soon as they're added.
> The default is "offline".
> Reviewed-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for the very good documentation!