[Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH 08/10] mm: cma: Contiguous Memory Allocator added
arnd at arndb.de
Mon Jul 4 14:45:29 UTC 2011
On Monday 04 July 2011, Ankita Garg wrote:
> > It still sounds to me that this can be done using the NUMA properties
> > that Linux already understands, and teaching more subsystems about it,
> > but maybe the memory hotplug developers have already come up with
> > another scheme. The way that memory hotplug and CMA choose their
> > memory regions certainly needs to take both into account. As far as
> > I can see there are both conflicting and synergistic effects when
> > you combine the two.
> Recently, we proposed a generic 'memory regions' framework to exploit
> the memory power management capabilities on the embedded boards. Think
> of some of the above CMA requirements could be met by this fraemwork.
> One of the main goals of regions is to make the VM aware of the hardware
> memory boundaries, like bank. For managing memory power consumption,
> memory regions are created aligned to the hardware granularity at which
> the power can be managed (ie, the memory power consumption operations
> like on/off can be performed). If attributed are associated with each of
> these regions, some of these regions could be marked as CMA-only,
> ensuring that only movable and per-bank memory is allocated. More
> details on the design can be found here:
Thanks for the pointers, that is exactly what I was looking for.
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