[PATCH 0/7] De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections

Nathan Fontenot nfont at austin.ibm.com
Tue Jul 13 12:28:14 EST 2010

On 07/12/2010 02:30 PM, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> Nathan Fontenot <nfont at austin.ibm.com> wrote:
>> The file 'split' allows for splitting the
>> directory in two, with each new directory covering half as many
>> memory sections as the previous directory.
> Just some random thoughts:
> 1) Why is it needed/helpful?

This is needed if someone needed to perform an action (add/remove) a
single memory section. The 'split' option allows users to isolate
a memory section  so these operations could be performed.

> 2) If it is needed, why not take an int to split after n entries?

The idea of being able to split a directory came out of a previous
discussion on how to resolve the issue this patch set is trying to solve.
I included the split functionality in this patch set since it
was suggested.  I will leave the decision of whether or not this
functionality is needed up to the community.


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