[PATCH v3 1/2] memory-hotplug.rst: remove locking details from admin-guide

From: David Hildenbrand
Date: Wed Jun 09 2021 - 03:58:22 EST

We have the same content at Documentation/core-api/memory-hotplug.rst
and it doesn't fit into the admin-guide. The documentation was
accidentially duplicated when merging.

Acked-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Muchun Song <songmuchun@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: linux-doc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
.../admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst | 39 -------------------
1 file changed, 39 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst
index c6bae2d77160..a783cf7c8e4c 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/mm/memory-hotplug.rst
@@ -415,45 +415,6 @@ Need more implementation yet....
- Guard from remove if not yet.

-Locking Internals
-When adding/removing memory that uses memory block devices (i.e. ordinary RAM),
-the device_hotplug_lock should be held to:
-- synchronize against online/offline requests (e.g. via sysfs). This way, memory
- block devices can only be accessed (.online/.state attributes) by user
- space once memory has been fully added. And when removing memory, we
- know nobody is in critical sections.
-- synchronize against CPU hotplug and similar (e.g. relevant for ACPI and PPC)
-Especially, there is a possible lock inversion that is avoided using
-device_hotplug_lock when adding memory and user space tries to online that
-memory faster than expected:
-- device_online() will first take the device_lock(), followed by
- mem_hotplug_lock
-- add_memory_resource() will first take the mem_hotplug_lock, followed by
- the device_lock() (while creating the devices, during bus_add_device()).
-As the device is visible to user space before taking the device_lock(), this
-can result in a lock inversion.
-onlining/offlining of memory should be done via device_online()/
-device_offline() - to make sure it is properly synchronized to actions
-via sysfs. Holding device_hotplug_lock is advised (to e.g. protect online_type)
-When adding/removing/onlining/offlining memory or adding/removing
-heterogeneous/device memory, we should always hold the mem_hotplug_lock in
-write mode to serialise memory hotplug (e.g. access to global/zone
-In addition, mem_hotplug_lock (in contrast to device_hotplug_lock) in read
-mode allows for a quite efficient get_online_mems/put_online_mems
-implementation, so code accessing memory can protect from that memory
Future Work