Re: [Lse-tech] Re: fix zonelist ordering for NUMA

From: Martin J. Bligh <>
Date: 2004-02-27 09:21:02
--On Wednesday, February 25, 2004 08:54:09 -0800 Jesse Barnes <> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 02:01:16PM +0900, wrote:
>> >   1) make it arch independent
>> >      this means having arch code populate a SLIT-like table for use by
>> >      the generic zonelist building code
>> I would like to hear the comments from people on other arch.
>> If the same ordering rule can be applicable for others, it's nice.
> Martin, does a scheme like this sound ok with you?  Arch specific code
> would populate a node distance table, which would be used to build each
> pgdat->zonelist in a smarter way than we do currently.

Yeah, looks sensible to me. We probably ought to do this:

+#ifndef node_distance
+#define node_distance(from,to) (1)

in the generic fallback topology headers, not in the mm/ .c files. Matt?

Also, I seem to recall those build_zonelists functions are used for both
NUMA and UMA ... now they're getting complex enough that it's probably
worth making a specific non-NUMA version, if only for the sanity of
99% of the poor souls trying to work out how a UMA machine lays it out ;-)

It looks like it won't change ordering for existing boxes with single
layer flat NUMA topologies (round-robin), but we probably ought to check
that carefully ;-)


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