path: root/mm/page_alloc.c
diff options
authorTang Chen <tangchen@cn.fujitsu.com>2013-02-22 16:33:49 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-02-23 17:50:14 -0800
commit01a178a94e8eaec351b29ee49fbb3d1c124cb7fb (patch)
treede978b65bf5d4a05c78cb5ce1180dc3fb04bd12d /mm/page_alloc.c
parent27168d38fa209073219abedbe6a9de7ba9acbfad (diff)
acpi, memory-hotplug: support getting hotplug info from SRAT
We now provide an option for users who don't want to specify physical memory address in kernel commandline. /* * For movablemem_map=acpi: * * SRAT: |_____| |_____| |_________| |_________| ...... * node id: 0 1 1 2 * hotpluggable: n y y n * movablemem_map: |_____| |_________| * * Using movablemem_map, we can prevent memblock from allocating memory * on ZONE_MOVABLE at boot time. */ So user just specify movablemem_map=acpi, and the kernel will use hotpluggable info in SRAT to determine which memory ranges should be set as ZONE_MOVABLE. If all the memory ranges in SRAT is hotpluggable, then no memory can be used by kernel. But before parsing SRAT, memblock has already reserve some memory ranges for other purposes, such as for kernel image, and so on. We cannot prevent kernel from using these memory. So we need to exclude these ranges even if these memory is hotpluggable. Furthermore, there could be several memory ranges in the single node which the kernel resides in. We may skip one range that have memory reserved by memblock, but if the rest of memory is too small, then the kernel will fail to boot. So, make the whole node which the kernel resides in un-hotpluggable. Then the kernel has enough memory to use. NOTE: Using this way will cause NUMA performance down because the whole node will be set as ZONE_MOVABLE, and kernel cannot use memory on it. If users don't want to lose NUMA performance, just don't use it. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix warning] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use strcmp()] Signed-off-by: Tang Chen <tangchen@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Jiang Liu <jiang.liu@huawei.com> Cc: Jianguo Wu <wujianguo@huawei.com> Cc: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Wu Jianguo <wujianguo@huawei.com> Cc: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org> Cc: "Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/page_alloc.c')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 7ea9a003ad5..a7381be2132 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -203,7 +203,10 @@ static unsigned long __meminitdata dma_reserve;
/* Movable memory ranges, will also be used by memblock subsystem. */
-struct movablemem_map movablemem_map;
+struct movablemem_map movablemem_map = {
+ .acpi = false,
+ .nr_map = 0,
static unsigned long __meminitdata arch_zone_lowest_possible_pfn[MAX_NR_ZONES];
static unsigned long __meminitdata arch_zone_highest_possible_pfn[MAX_NR_ZONES];
@@ -5314,6 +5317,23 @@ static int __init cmdline_parse_movablemem_map(char *p)
if (!p)
goto err;
+ if (!strcmp(p, "acpi"))
+ movablemem_map.acpi = true;
+ /*
+ * If user decide to use info from BIOS, all the other user specified
+ * ranges will be ingored.
+ */
+ if (movablemem_map.acpi) {
+ if (movablemem_map.nr_map) {
+ memset(movablemem_map.map, 0,
+ sizeof(struct movablemem_entry)
+ * movablemem_map.nr_map);
+ movablemem_map.nr_map = 0;
+ }
+ return 0;
+ }
oldp = p;
mem_size = memparse(p, &p);
if (p == oldp)