[PATCH 0/8] v3 De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Jul 31 15:36:24 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 22:45 -0500, Nathan Fontenot wrote:
> This set of patches de-couples the idea that there is a single
> directory in sysfs for each memory section.  The intent of the
> patches is to reduce the number of sysfs directories created to
> resolve a boot-time performance issue.  On very large systems
> boot time are getting very long (as seen on powerpc hardware)
> due to the enormous number of sysfs directories being created.
> On a system with 1 TB of memory we create ~63,000 directories.
> For even larger systems boot times are being measured in hours.

Greg, Kame, how do we proceed with these ? I'm happy to put them in
powerpc.git with appropriate acks or will you take them ?


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