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Date:	Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:58:13 -0800
From:	Davidlohr Bueso <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Luiz Capitulino <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] hugetlb: add hugepagesnid= command-line option

On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 15:13 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:27:44 -0500 Luiz Capitulino <> wrote:
> > HugeTLB command-line option hugepages= allows the user to specify how many
> > huge pages should be allocated at boot. On NUMA systems, this argument
> > automatically distributes huge pages allocation among nodes, which can
> > be undesirable.
> Grumble.  "can be undesirable" is the entire reason for the entire
> patchset.  We need far, far more detail than can be conveyed in three
> words, please!

One (not so real-world) scenario that comes right to mind which can
benefit for such a feature is the ability to study socket/node scaling
for hugepage aware applications. Yes, we do have numactl to bind
programs to resources, but I don't mind having a way of finer graining
hugetlb allocations, specially if it doesn't hurt anything.


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