Re: [patch] x86: set hotpluggable nodes in nodes_possible_map

From: Haicheng Li
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 21:58:50 EST

David Rientjes wrote:
On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Haicheng Li wrote:

let's add more changes to fix naming issue as well since it's too confusing
for people to understand
the code logic. how about below patch?

That should be a seperate change; there's a bugfix here (my patch) and then a cleanup patch that you could make incrementally on mine. I don't personally like the name "rest_nodes_parsed" since it's poor English, I suggest renaming nodes_parsed to mem_nodes_parsed as I originally asked and then cpu_nodes_parsed to acpi_nodes_parsed or something similiar.

IMHO, name acpi_nodes_parsed is not appropriate for this intention as nodes_parsed comes from acpi too.

Think about it again, it's better _NOT_ to mix up cpu_nodes_parsed and hotplugpable_nodes together.
We cannot assume cpu_nodes_parsed has no other use in future, like possibly cpu hotplug emulation. I think that a clean and straightforward way is to keep nodes with hotpluggable range in a separated nodemask, like "hp_nodes_parsed", which could also be used for future mem hotplug emulation. Then node data corresponding to nodes_parsed is kept in nodes[], node data for hp_nodes_parsed is kept in nodes_add[].

Ingo, the following is my bugfix patch that addresses the issue at

Personally I don't like such patch with confusable info.
I think following patch would be more straightfoward and clean:

diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/srat_64.c b/arch/x86/mm/srat_64.c
index a271241..c5552ae 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/srat_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/srat_64.c
@@ -27,8 +27,18 @@ int acpi_numa __initdata;

static struct acpi_table_slit *acpi_slit;

+/* nodes_parsed:
+ * - nodes with memory on
+ * cpu_nodes_parsed:
+ * - nodes with cpu on
+ * hp_nodes_parsed:
+ * - nodes with hotpluggable memory region
+ *
+ * We union these tree nodemasks to get node_possible_map.
+ */
static nodemask_t nodes_parsed __initdata;
static nodemask_t cpu_nodes_parsed __initdata;
+static nodemask_t hp_nodes_parsed __initdata;
static struct bootnode nodes[MAX_NUMNODES] __initdata;
static struct bootnode nodes_add[MAX_NUMNODES];

@@ -229,9 +239,11 @@ update_nodes_add(int node, unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
printk(KERN_ERR "SRAT: Hotplug zone not continuous. Partly ignored\n");

- if (changed)
+ if (changed) {
+ node_set(node, hp_nodes_parsed);
printk(KERN_INFO "SRAT: hot plug zone found %Lx - %Lx\n",
nd->start, nd->end);
+ }

/* Callback for parsing of the Proximity Domain <-> Memory Area mappings */
@@ -380,8 +392,10 @@ int __init acpi_scan_nodes(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
return -1;

- /* Account for nodes with cpus and no memory */
+ /* Account for nodes with memory and cpus */
nodes_or(node_possible_map, nodes_parsed, cpu_nodes_parsed);
+ /* Account for nodes with hotpluggable memory regions */
+ nodes_or(node_possible_map, node_possible_map, hp_nodes_parsed);

/* Finally register nodes */
for_each_node_mask(i, node_possible_map)

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