[PATCH 1/2] powerpc: add hugepagesz boot-time parameter
nish.aravamudan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 14:01:11 EST 2007
On 11/28/07, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap at oracle.com> wrote:
> Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> > On 11/28/07, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap at oracle.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:03:10 -0600 Jon Tollefson wrote:
> >>> This patch adds the hugepagesz boot-time parameter for ppc64 that lets
> >>> you pick the size for your huge pages. The choices available are 64K
> >>> and 16M. It defaults to 16M (previously the only choice) if nothing or
> >>> an invalid choice is specified. Tested 64K huge pages with the
> >>> libhugetlbfs 1.2 release with its 'make func' and 'make stress' test
> >>> invocations.
> >>> This patch requires the patch posted by Mel Gorman that adds
> >>> HUGETLB_PAGE_SIZE_VARIABLE; "[PATCH] Fix boot problem with iSeries
> >>> lacking hugepage support" on 2007-11-15.
> >>> Signed-off-by: Jon Tollefson <kniht at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 1
> >>> arch/powerpc/mm/hash_utils_64.c | 11 +--------
> >>> arch/powerpc/mm/hugetlbpage.c | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>> include/asm-powerpc/mmu-hash64.h | 1
> >>> mm/hugetlb.c | 1
> >>> 5 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> >>> diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> >>> index 33121d6..2fc1fb8 100644
> >>> --- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> >>> +++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> >>> @@ -685,6 +685,7 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
> >>> See Documentation/isdn/README.HiSax.
> >>> hugepages= [HW,X86-32,IA-64] Maximal number of HugeTLB pages.
> >>> + hugepagesz= [HW,IA-64,PPC] The size of the HugeTLB pages.
> >> Any chance of spelling it as "hugepagesize" so that it's a little
> >> less cryptic and more difficult to typo as "hugepages"?
> >> (i.e., less confusion between them)
> > It already exists as hugepagesz= for IA64. Changing it to hugepagesize
> > would either make ppc be different than IA64, or require keeping both
> > so as to make IA64 setups continue working as before?
> Oh, but it wasn't in Doc/kernel-parameters.txt ? :(
Nope :( I wonder how many other kernel parameters are in the same
boat? Where's an RPJDay-script when you need it?
> OK, just leave it as is, I think.
Yeah, I guess that's probably easiest...unfortunately.
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