[PATCH 0/9] cleanup zonelists initialization

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri Jul 14 2017 - 04:01:45 EST

this is aimed at cleaning up the zonelists initialization code we have
but the primary motivation was bug report [1] which got resolved but
the usage of stop_machine is just too ugly to live. Most patches are
straightforward but 3 of them need a special consideration.

Patch 1 removes zone ordered zonelists completely. I am CCing linux-api
because this is a user visible change. As I argue in the patch
description I do not think we have a strong usecase for it these days.
I have kept sysctl in place and warn into the log if somebody tries to
configure zone lists ordering. If somebody has a real usecase for it
we can revert this patch but I do not expect anybody will actually notice
runtime differences. This patch is not strictly needed for the rest but
it made patch 6 easier to implement.

Patch 7 removes stop_machine from build_all_zonelists without adding any
special synchronization between iterators and updater which I _believe_
is acceptable as explained in the changelog. I hope I am not missing

Patch 8 then removes zonelists_mutex which is kind of ugly as well and
not really needed AFAICS but a care should be taken when double checking
my thinking.

This has passed my light testing but I currently do not have a HW to
test hotadd_new_pgdat path (aka a completely new node added to the
system in runtime).

This is based on the current mmomt git tree (mmotm-2017-07-12-15-11).
Any feedback is highly appreciated.

The diffstat looks really promissing
include/linux/mmzone.h | 3 +-
init/main.c | 2 +-
kernel/sysctl.c | 2 -
mm/internal.h | 1 +
mm/memory_hotplug.c | 27 +----
mm/page_alloc.c | 293 ++++++++++++-------------------------------------
mm/page_ext.c | 5 +-
mm/sparse-vmemmap.c | 11 +-
mm/sparse.c | 10 +-
9 files changed, 89 insertions(+), 265 deletions(-)

Shortlog says
Michal Hocko (9):
mm, page_alloc: rip out ZONELIST_ORDER_ZONE
mm, page_alloc: remove boot pageset initialization from memory hotplug
mm, page_alloc: do not set_cpu_numa_mem on empty nodes initialization
mm, memory_hotplug: drop zone from build_all_zonelists
mm, memory_hotplug: remove explicit build_all_zonelists from try_online_node
mm, page_alloc: simplify zonelist initialization
mm, page_alloc: remove stop_machine from build_all_zonelists
mm, memory_hotplug: get rid of zonelists_mutex
mm, sparse, page_ext: drop ugly N_HIGH_MEMORY branches for allocations

[1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.DEB.2.20.1706291803380.1861@nanos