On 05/07/2018 07:33 PM, Huaisheng HS1 Ye wrote:
> diff --git a/mm/Kconfig b/mm/Kconfig
> index c782e8f..5fe1f63 100644
> --- a/mm/Kconfig
> +++ b/mm/Kconfig
> @@ -687,6 +687,22 @@ config ZONE_DEVICE
> +config ZONE_NVM
> + bool "Manage NVDIMM (pmem) by memory management (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> + depends on NUMA && X86_64
I'm curious why this depends on NUMA. Couldn't it be useful in non-NUMA
(i.e., UMA) configs?
I wrote these patches with two sockets testing platform, and there are two DDRs and
two NVDIMMs have been installed to it.
So, for every socket it has one DDR and one NVDIMM with it. Here is memory region from
memblock, you can get its distribution.
435 [ 0.000000] Zone ranges:
436 [ 0.000000] DMA [mem 0x0000000000001000-0x0000000000ffffff]
437 [ 0.000000] DMA32 [mem 0x0000000001000000-0x00000000ffffffff]
438 [ 0.000000] Normal [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x00000046bfffffff]
439 [ 0.000000] NVM [mem 0x0000000440000000-0x00000046bfffffff]
440 [ 0.000000] Device empty
441 [ 0.000000] Movable zone start for each node
442 [ 0.000000] Early memory node ranges
443 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x0000000000001000-0x000000000009ffff]
444 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000a69c2fff]
445 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x00000000a7654000-0x00000000a85eefff]
446 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x00000000ab399000-0x00000000af3f6fff]
447 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x00000000af429000-0x00000000af7fffff]
448 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x000000043fffffff] Normal 0
449 [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x0000000440000000-0x000000237fffffff] NVDIMM 0
450 [ 0.000000] node 1: [mem 0x0000002380000000-0x000000277fffffff] Normal 1
451 [ 0.000000] node 1: [mem 0x0000002780000000-0x00000046bfffffff] NVDIMM 1
If we disable NUMA, there is a result as Normal an NVDIMM zones will be overlapping with
Current mm treats all memory regions equally, it divides zones just by size, like 16M for
DMA, 4G for DMA32, and others above for Normal.
The spanned range of all zones couldn't be overlapped.
If we enable NUMA, for every socket its DDR and NVDIMM are separated, you can find that
NVDIMM region always behind Normal zone.