Re: Migrate pages from a ccNUMA node to another - patch

From: Zoltan Menyhart <>
Date: 2004-03-30 21:20:34
Hirokazu Takahashi wrote:
> Hello,
> > > Have you considered any common ground your patch might share with the
> > > people doing memory hotplug?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > They have a similar problem to your migration that occurs when a user
> > > wants to remove a whole or partial NUMA node.
> > >
> >
> > Processes must be migrated to other nodes when a node is being
> > removed.  Conversely, processes may be migrated from other nodes when
> > a node is added.  I'm not familiar with NUMA things, and I think our
> > team doesn't have a particular solution.  If you have some idea,
> > that's great.
> >
> > BTW, it seems page migration can use my remap_onepage function.  Our
> > code can move most kinds of pages including hugetlbfs pages and page
> > caches.
> I believe his patch will interest you since most of the code is
> independent of cpu architecture and it also covers mmaped files,
> shmem, ramdisk, mlocked pages and so on.
> We will post new version of the memory hotplug patches in a week.
> Thank you,
> Hirokazu Takahashi.

I am afraid the "remap_onepage()" function + the modifications necessary
at some other places are too much for me :-)

You do a couple of retries, waits. I cannot afford spending so much as
overhead due to some performance optimization.

I can understand that if you want to remove a node / memory module, then you
have to succeed by all means, you have to handle all kinds of pages,
the performance is not at a premium.


Zoltán Menyhárt
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