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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 15:59:48 -0700
From:   Mike Kravetz <>
To:     Zhenguo Yao <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8] hugetlbfs: Extend the definition of hugepages
 parameter to support node allocation

On 10/4/21 10:47 PM, Zhenguo Yao wrote:
> We can specify the number of hugepages to allocate at boot. But the
> hugepages is balanced in all nodes at present. In some scenarios,
> we only need hugepages in one node. For example: DPDK needs hugepages
> which are in the same node as NIC.
> If DPDK needs four hugepages of 1G size in node1 and system has 16 numa
> nodes we must reserve 64 hugepages on the kernel cmdline.  But only four
> hugepages are used.  The others should be free after boot.  If the system
> memory is low(for example: 64G), it will be an impossible task.
> So extend the hugepages parameter to support specifying hugepages on a
> specific node.  For example add following parameter:
> hugepagesz=1G hugepages=0:1,1:3
> It will allocate 1 hugepage in node0 and 3 hugepages in node1.
> Signed-off-by: Zhenguo Yao <>
> Reviewed-by: Mike Kravetz <>

Looks good.  Thank you!
Mike Kravetz

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