Re: [PATCH] drivers: base: new memory config sysfs driver for largememory systems

From: Seth Jennings
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 11:50:47 EST

On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 03:13:03PM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 08/01/2013 01:57 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> >> > "memory" is the name used by the current sysfs memory layout code in
> >> > drivers/base/memory.c. So it can't be the same unless we are going to
> >> > create a toggle a boot time to select between the models, which is
> >> > something I am looking to add if this code/design is acceptable to
> >> > people.
> > I know it can't be the same, but this is like "memory_v2" or something,
> > right? I suggest you make it an either/or option, given that you feel
> > the existing layout just will not work properly for you.
> If there are existing tools or applications that look for memory hotplug
> events, how does this interact with those? I know you guys have control
> over the ppc software that actually performs the probe/online
> operations, but what about other apps?

After taking a closer look, I've decided to rework this to preserve more
of the existing layout. Should be posting it next Monday.

> I also don't seem to see the original post to LKML. Did you send
> privately to Greg, then he cc'd LKML on his reply?

Yeah :-/ My mail relay settings were messed up and my system tried to
deliver the mail directly to recipients; some of which worked and some
failed (spam/firewall filters, etc). Sigh...


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