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Date:	Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:23:45 +0900
From:	Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>
To:	Jerry <uulinux@...il.com>
Cc:	Wen Congyang <wency@...fujitsu.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@...fujitsu.com>,
	Vasilis Liaskovitis <vasilis.liaskovitis@...fitbricks.com>,
	x86@...nel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-s390@...r.kernel.org, linux-sh@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-ia64@...r.kernel.org, cmetcalf@...era.com,
	sparclinux@...r.kernel.org, rientjes@...gle.com, liuj97@...il.com,
	len.brown@...el.com, benh@...nel.crashing.org, paulus@...ba.org,
	cl@...ux.com, kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com
Subject: Re: [RFC v8 PATCH 00/20] memory-hotplug: hot-remove physical memory

Hi Jerry,

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 08:27:40AM +0800, Jerry wrote:
> Hi Wen,
> 
> I have been arranged a job related memory hotplug on ARM architecture.
> Maybe I know some new issues about memory hotplug on ARM architecture. I
> just enabled it on ARM, and it works well in my Android tablet now.
> However, I have not send out my patches. The real reason is that I don't
> know how to do it. Maybe I need to read "Documentation/SubmittingPatches".
> 
> Hi Andrew,
> This is my first time to send you a e-mail. I am so nervous about if I have
> some mistakes or not.

Don't be afraid.
If you might make a mistake, it's very natural to newbie.
I am sure anyone doesn't blame you. :)
If you have a good patch, please send out.

> 
> Some peoples maybe think memory hotplug need to be supported by special
> hardware. Maybe it means memory physical hotplug. Some times, we just need
> to use memory logical hotplug, doesn't remove the memory in physical. It is
> also usefully for power saving in my platform. Because I doesn't want
> the offline memory is in *self-refresh* state.

Just out of curiosity.
What's the your scenario and gain?
AFAIK, there were some effort about it in embedded side but gain isn't rather big
IIRC.

> 
> Any comments are appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jerry
> 
> 2012/9/10 Vasilis Liaskovitis <vasilis.liaskovitis@...fitbricks.com>
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:01:44AM +0800, Wen Congyang wrote:
> > > At 09/10/2012 09:46 AM, Yasuaki Ishimatsu Wrote:
> > > > Hi Wen,
> > > >
> > > > 2012/09/01 5:49, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:00:07 +0800
> > > >> wency@...fujitsu.com wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> This patch series aims to support physical memory hot-remove.
> > > >>
> > > >> I doubt if many people have hardware which permits physical memory
> > > >> removal?  How would you suggest that people with regular hardware can
> > > >> test these chagnes?
> > > >
> > > > How do you test the patch? As Andrew says, for hot-removing memory,
> > > > we need a particular hardware. I think so too. So many people may want
> > > > to know how to test the patch.
> > > > If we apply following patch to kvm guest, can we hot-remove memory on
> > > > kvm guest?
> > > >
> > > > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2012-07/msg01389.html
> > >
> > > Yes, if we apply this patchset, we can test hot-remove memory on kvm
> > guest.
> > > But that patchset doesn't implement _PS3, so there is some restriction.
> >
> > the following repos contain the patchset above, plus 2 more patches that
> > add
> > PS3 support to the dimm devices in qemu/seabios:
> >
> > https://github.com/vliaskov/seabios/commits/memhp-v2
> > https://github.com/vliaskov/qemu-kvm/commits/memhp-v2
> >
> > I have not posted the PS3 patches yet in the qemu list, but will post them
> > soon for v3 of the memory hotplug series. If you have issues testing, let
> > me
> > know.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > - Vasilis
> >
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> 
> 
> 
> -- 
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Minchan Kim
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