Re: [PATCH V6 0/2] powerpc/dlpar: Correct display of hot-add/hot-remove CPUs and memory

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 - 05:54:39 EST

Michael Bringmann <mwb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Power systems with shared configurations of CPUs and memory, there
> are some issues with association of additional CPUs and memory to nodes
> when hot-adding resources. These patches address some of those problems.
> powerpc/hotplug: On systems like PowerPC which allow 'hot-add' of CPU
> or memory resources, it may occur that the new resources are to be
> inserted into nodes that were not used for these resources at bootup.
> In the kernel, any node that is used must be defined and initialized
> at boot. In order to meet both needs, this patch adds a new kernel
> command line option (numnodes=<int>) for use by the PowerPC
> architecture-specific code that defines the maximum number of nodes
> that the kernel will ever need in its current hardware environment.
> The boot code that initializes nodes for PowerPC will read this value
> and use it to ensure that all of the desired nodes are setup in the
> 'node_possible_map', and elsewhere.
> powerpc/numa: Correct the currently broken capability to set the
> topology for shared CPUs in LPARs. At boot time for shared CPU
> lpars, the topology for each shared CPU is set to node zero, however,
> this is now updated correctly using the Virtual Processor Home Node
> (VPHN) capabilities information provided by the pHyp. The VPHN handling
> in Linux is disabled, if PRRN handling is present.
> Signed-off-by: Michael Bringmann <mwb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Michael Bringmann (2):
> powerpc/hotplug: Add option to define max nodes allowing dynamic
> growth of resources.
> powerpc/numa: Update CPU topology when VPHN enabled
> ---
> Changes in V6:
> -- Reorder some code to better eliminate unused functions in
> conditional builds.

What changed between yesterday's V6 and this V6?

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