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

kajoljain kjain at linux.ibm.com
Fri May 28 17:53:00 AEST 2021

On 5/26/21 2:02 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> 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
> per-node.
> 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.

Hi Peter,
  Thanks for the suggestion, I will send new RFC patchset with these changes.

Kajol Jain

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