[RFC v2 4/4] powerpc/papr_scm: Add cpu hotplug support for nvdimm pmu device

Peter Zijlstra peterz at infradead.org
Wed May 26 18:32:35 AEST 2021

On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 12:56:58PM +0530, kajoljain wrote:
> On 5/25/21 7:46 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 06:52:16PM +0530, Kajol Jain wrote:

> >> It adds cpumask to designate a cpu to make HCALL to
> >> collect the counter data for the nvdimm device and
> >> update ABI documentation accordingly.
> >>
> >> Result in power9 lpar system:
> >> command:# cat /sys/devices/nmem0/cpumask
> >> 0
> > 
> > Is this specific to the papr thing, or should this be in generic nvdimm
> > code?
> This code is not specific to papr device and we can move it to
> generic nvdimm interface. But do we need to add some checks on whether
> any arch/platform specific driver want that support or we can assume 
> that this will be something needed by all platforms?

I'm a complete NVDIMM n00b, but to me it would appear they would have to
conform to the normal memory hierarchy and would thus always be

Also, if/when deviation from this rule is observed, we can always
rework/extend this. For now I think it would make sense to have the
per-node ness of the thing expressed in the generic layer.

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