Re: [PATCH 0/4] mm,memory_hotplug: allocate memmap from hotadded memory

From: David Hildenbrand
Date: Wed Apr 03 2019 - 04:36:10 EST

On 03.04.19 10:34, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 10:12:32AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> What does prevent calling somebody arch_add_memory for a range spanning
>> multiple memblocks from a driver directly. In other words aren't you
>> making assumptions about a future usage based on the qemu usecase?
> Well, right now they cannot as it is not exported.
> But if we want to do it in the future, then yes, I would have to
> be more careful because I made the assumption that hot-add/hot-remove
> are working with the same granularity, which is the case right now.
> Given said this, I think that something like you said before, giving
> the option to the caller to specify whether it wants vmemmaps per the
> whole hot-added range or per memblock is a reasonable thing to do.
> That way, there will not be a problem working with different granularities
> in hot-add/hot-remove operations and we would be on safe side.

There might still be an issue if the person adding memory might be
somebody else removing memory. I am not yet sure if we should even allow
add_memory/remove_memory with different granularity. But as I noted,
ACPI and powernv.



David / dhildenb