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Date:   Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:38:59 +0300
From:   Mike Rapoport <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Mel Gorman <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Mikulas Patocka <>,
        James Bottomley <>,,,
        Vlastimil Babka <>,
        LKML <>,
Subject: Re: DISCONTIGMEM is deprecated

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 07:05:21AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:43:35AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > DISCONTIG is essentially deprecated and even parisc plans to move to
> > SPARSEMEM so there is no need to be fancy, this patch simply disables
> > watermark boosting by default on DISCONTIGMEM.
> I don't think parisc is the only arch which uses DISCONTIGMEM for !NUMA
> scenarios.  Grepping the arch/ directories shows:
> alpha (does support NUMA, but also non-NUMA DISCONTIGMEM)
> arc (for supporting more than 1GB of memory)
> ia64 (looks complicated ...)
> m68k (for multiple chunks of memory)
> mips (does support NUMA but also non-NUMA)
> parisc (both NUMA and non-NUMA)

i386 NUMA as well
> I'm not sure that these architecture maintainers even know that DISCONTIGMEM
> is deprecated.  Adding linux-arch to the cc.

Sincerely yours,

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