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Memory hotplug and ancient kernels

Andrey Korolyov
Hi,

with kernel with an obsolete version (< 3.8) DIMM configuration is not
working as defined in a boot-up values, though it is possible to add
dimm during runtime and it will be recognized just well. ACPI tables
and the of DMI for kernels which are recognizing on-boot modules and
for ones which are not are the same and I am barely remembering that
some changes related to memory hotplug mechanism was landed in 3.8.

Given following configuration, dimm2 is plugged during current boot
cycle of Centos 2.6.32 kernel:

'{ "execute": "query-memory-devices"}'
{"return":[{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem0","hotplugged":false,"addr":4294967296,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":0,"node":0,"id":"dimm0"}},{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem1","hotplugged":true,"addr":4429185024,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":1,"node":0,"id":"dimm1"}},{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem2","hotplugged":true,"addr":4563402752,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":2,"node":0,"id":"dimm2"}}],"id":"libvirt-16"}

Hotplug Mem Device
init_memory_mapping: 0000000110000000-0000000118000000
 0110000000 - 0118000000 page 2M
 [ffffea0003b80000-ffffea0003d7ffff] PMD ->
[ffff88001d600000-ffff88001d7fffff] on node 0
Built 1 zonelists in Node order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 160734
Policy zone: Normal

ls /sys/devices/system/memory/| grep mem
memory0
memory1
memory2
memory3
memory34

..Rebooting to 3.10..

ls /sys/devices/system/memory/| grep mem
memory0
memory1
memory2
memory3
memory32
memory33
memory34

The results are based on tag-2.1.2 without any modifications.

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Re: Memory hotplug and ancient kernels

Igor Mammedov
On Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:38:33 +0400
Andrey Korolyov <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> with kernel with an obsolete version (< 3.8) DIMM configuration is not
> working as defined in a boot-up values, though it is possible to add
> dimm during runtime and it will be recognized just well. ACPI tables
> and the of DMI for kernels which are recognizing on-boot modules and
> for ones which are not are the same and I am barely remembering that
> some changes related to memory hotplug mechanism was landed in 3.8.
>
> Given following configuration, dimm2 is plugged during current boot
> cycle of Centos 2.6.32 kernel:
>
> '{ "execute": "query-memory-devices"}'
> {"return":[{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem0","hotplugged":false,"addr":4294967296,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":0,"node":0,"id":"dimm0"}},{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem1","hotplugged":true,"addr":4429185024,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":1,"node":0,"id":"dimm1"}},{"type":"dimm","data":{"memdev":"/objects/mem2","hotplugged":true,"addr":4563402752,"hotpluggable":true,"size":134217728,"slot":2,"node":0,"id":"dimm2"}}],"id":"libvirt-16"}
>
> Hotplug Mem Device
> init_memory_mapping: 0000000110000000-0000000118000000
>  0110000000 - 0118000000 page 2M
>  [ffffea0003b80000-ffffea0003d7ffff] PMD ->
> [ffff88001d600000-ffff88001d7fffff] on node 0
> Built 1 zonelists in Node order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 160734
> Policy zone: Normal
>
> ls /sys/devices/system/memory/| grep mem
> memory0
> memory1
> memory2
> memory3
> memory34
Looks like a bug. I've just opened RHBZ 1150510 for tracking it.

>
> ..Rebooting to 3.10..
>
> ls /sys/devices/system/memory/| grep mem
> memory0
> memory1
> memory2
> memory3
> memory32
> memory33
> memory34
>
> The results are based on tag-2.1.2 without any modifications.
>