[PATCH 4/7] Allow sysfs memory directories to be split

KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com
Wed Jul 14 10:35:50 EST 2010

On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:51:58 -0500
Nathan Fontenot <nfont at austin.ibm.com> wrote:

> > 
> > And for what purpose this interface is ? Does this split memory block into 2 pieces
> > of the same size ?? sounds __very__ strange interface to me.
> Yes, this splits the memory_block into two blocks of the same size.  This was
> suggested as something we may want to do.  From ppc perspective I am not sure we
> would use this.
> The split functionality is not required.  The main goal of the patch set is to
> reduce the number of memory sysfs directories created.  From a ppc perspective
> the split functionality is not really needed.

Okay, this is an offer from me.

  1. I think you can add an boot option as "don't create memory sysfs".
     please do.

  2. I'd like to write a configfs module for handling memory hotplug even when
     sysfs directroy is not created.
     Because configfs support rmdir/mkdir, the user (ppc's daemon?) has to do
     When offlining section X.
     # insmod configfs_memory.ko
     # mount -t configfs none /configfs
     # mkdir /configfs/memoryX
     # echo offline > /configfs/memoryX/state
     # rmdir /configfs/memoryX

  And making this operation as the default bahavior for all arch's memory hotplug may
  be better...

Dave, how do you think ? Because ppc guys uses "probe" interface already,
this can be handled... no ?

One problem is that I don't have enough knowledge about configfs..it seems complex.


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