Re: [PATCH: 004/017](RFC) Memory hotplug for new nodes v.3. (generic alloc pgdat)

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_osdl.org>
Date: 2006-03-09 23:00:45
Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>
> For node hotplug, basically we have to allocate new pgdat.
> But, there are several types of implementations of pgdat.
> 
> 1. Allocate only pgdat.
>    This style allocate only pgdat area.
>    And its address is recorded in node_data[].
>    It is most popular style.
> 
> 2. Static array of pgdat
>    In this case, all of pgdats are static array.
>    Some archs use this style.
> 
> 3. Allocate not only pgdat, but also per node data.
>    To increase performance, each node has copy of some data as
>    a per node data. So, this area must be allocated too.
> 
>    Ia64 is this style. Ia64 has the copies of node_data[] array
>    on each per node data to increase performance.
> 
> In this series of patches, treat (1) as generic arch.
> 
> generic archs can use generic function. (2) and (3) should have
> its own if necessary. 
> 
> This patch defines pgdat allocator.
> Updating NODE_DATA() macro function is in other patch.
> 
> ( I'll post another patch for (3).
>   I don't know (2) which can use memory hotplug.
>   So, there is not patch for (2). )
> 
> ...
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_NODEDATA_EXTENSION
> +/*
> + * For supporint node-hotadd, we have to allocate new pgdat.
> + *
> + * If an arch have generic style NODE_DATA(),
> + * node_data[nid] = kzalloc() works well . But it depends on each arch.
> + *
> + * In general, generic_alloc_nodedata() is used.
> + * generic...is a local function in mm/memory_hotplug.c
> + *
> + * Now, arch_free_nodedata() is just defined for error path of node_hot_add.
> + *
> + */
> +extern struct pglist_data * arch_alloc_nodedata(int nid);
> +extern void arch_free_nodedata(pg_data_t *pgdat);
> +
> +#else /* !CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_NODEDATA_EXTENSION */
> +#define arch_alloc_nodedata(nid)	generic_alloc_nodedata(nid)
> +#define arch_free_nodedata(pgdat)	generic_free_nodedata(pgdat)
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
> +/*
> + * If ARCH_HAS_NODEDATA_EXTENSION=n, this func is used to allocate pgdat.
> + */
> +static inline struct pglist_data *generic_alloc_nodedata(int nid)
> +{
> +	return kzalloc(sizeof(struct pglist_data), GFP_ATOMIC);
> +}

>From an interface design point of view it's usually best to pass the
gfp_flags ito a function which performs memory allocation, rather than
assuming the worst-case like this.

If it's known that callers of generic_alloc_nodedata() can just never ever
be permitted to sleep then OK.  But GFP_KERNEL allocations are always
preferable.

> +/*
> + * This definition is just for error path in node hotadd.
> + * For node hotremove, we have to replace this.
> + */
> +static inline void generic_free_nodedata(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
> +{
> +	kfree(pgdat);
> +}
> +
> +#else /* !CONFIG_NUMA */
> +/* never called */
> +static inline struct pglist_data *generic_alloc_nodedata(int nid)
> +{
> +	BUG();
> +	return NULL;
> +}
> +static inline void generic_free_nodedata(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
> +{
> +}
> +#endif /* CONFIG_NUMA */
> +#endif /* CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_NODEDATA_EXTENSION */
> +

Should the patch provide stubs for generic_alloc_nodedata() and
generic_alloc_nodedata() if !CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_NODEDATA_EXTENSION?

(If all callers are also inside #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_NODEDATA_EXTENSION
then the answer would be "no").

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