[RFC PATCH v2 1/2] powerpc: numa: enable USE_PERCPU_NUMA_NODE_ID
nacc at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu May 29 09:43:12 EST 2014
On 28.05.2014 [16:36:07 -0700], Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2014 17:09:58 -0700 Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > On 28.05.2014 [09:56:14 +1000], Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2014-05-27 at 16:44 -0700, Nishanth Aravamudan wrote:
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > >
> > > > Ping on this and patch 2/2. Ben, would you be willing to pull these
> > > > into
> > > > your -next branch so they'd get some testing?
> > > >
> > > > http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/350368/
> > > > http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/349838/
> > > >
> > > > Without any further changes, these two help quite a bit with the slab
> > > > consumption on CONFIG_SLUB kernels when memoryless nodes are present.
> > >
> > > I don't mind at all :-) I haven't really been following that story
> > > so I was waiting for the dust to settle and maybe acks from MM people
> > > but if you tell me they are good I'm prepared to trust you.
> > The patches themselves are pretty minimal and similar to the ia64
> > changes (and the affected code seems like it hasn't changed in some
> > time, beyond in the common code). I'd mostly like to get some
> > broad-range build & boot testing.
> > Also, is NUMA a sufficient symbol to depend, you think? I figure most of
> > the PPC NUMA systems are the pSeries/IBM variety, which is where I've
> > run into memoryless nodes in the first place.
> It's a powerpc-only patchset so I didn't do anything.
> - When referring to git commits, use 12 digits of hash and include
> the name of the patch as well (because patches can have different
> hashes in different trees). So
> Based on 3bccd996276b ("numa: ia64: use generic percpu
> var numa_node_id() implementation") for ia64.
> - It's nice to include a diffstat. If there's a [0/n] patch then
> that's a great place for it, so people can see the overall impact at
> a glance.
Thanks for the notes, I'll include those in any updated patches.
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