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Date:   Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:11:31 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@...il.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>, x86@...nel.org,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>, linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org,
        linux-ia64@...r.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] mm: be more verbose about zonelist initialization

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:50:14PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 13-02-19 11:32:31, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:43:15AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > @@ -5259,6 +5261,11 @@ static void build_zonelists(pg_data_t *pgdat)
> > >  
> > >  	build_zonelists_in_node_order(pgdat, node_order, nr_nodes);
> > >  	build_thisnode_zonelists(pgdat);
> > > +
> > > +	pr_info("node[%d] zonelist: ", pgdat->node_id);
> > > +	for_each_zone_zonelist(zone, z, &pgdat->node_zonelists[ZONELIST_FALLBACK], MAX_NR_ZONES-1)
> > > +		pr_cont("%d:%s ", zone_to_nid(zone), zone->name);
> > > +	pr_cont("\n");
> > >  }
> > 
> > Have you ran this by the SGI and other stupid large machine vendors?
> 
> I do not have such a large machine handy. The biggest I have has
> handfull (say dozen) of NUMA nodes.
> 
> > Traditionally they tend to want to remove such things instead of adding
> > them.
> 
> I do not insist on this patch but I find it handy. If there is an
> opposition I will not miss it much.

Well, I don't have machines like that either and don't mind the patch.
Just raising the issue; I've had the big iron boys complain about
similar things (typically printing something for every CPU, which gets
out of hand much faster than zones, but still).

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