[v2,2/5] kernel, resource: Check for IORESOURCE_SYSRAM in release_mem_region_adjustable
diff mbox series

Message ID 20181127162005.15833-3-osalvador@suse.de
State New
Headers show
  • Do not touch pages in hot-remove path
Related show

Commit Message

Oscar Salvador Nov. 27, 2018, 4:20 p.m. UTC
This is a preparation for the next patch.

Currently, we only call release_mem_region_adjustable() in __remove_pages
if the zone is not ZONE_DEVICE, because resources that belong to
HMM/devm are being released by themselves with devm_release_mem_region.

Since we do not want to touch any zone/page stuff during the removing
of the memory (but during the offlining), we do not want to check for
the zone here.
So we need another way to tell release_mem_region_adjustable() to not
realease the resource in case it belongs to HMM/devm.

HMM/devm acquires/releases a resource through

These resources have the flag IORESOURCE_MEM, while resources acquired by
hot-add memory path (register_memory_resource()) contain

So, we can check for this flag in release_mem_region_adjustable, and if
the resource does not contain such flag, we know that we are dealing with
a HMM/devm resource, so we can back off.

Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@soleen.com>
 kernel/resource.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff mbox series

diff --git a/kernel/resource.c b/kernel/resource.c
index 0aaa95005a2e..e20cea416f1f 100644
--- a/kernel/resource.c
+++ b/kernel/resource.c
@@ -1266,6 +1266,21 @@  int release_mem_region_adjustable(struct resource *parent,
+		/*
+		 * All memory regions added from memory-hotplug path have the
+		 * flag IORESOURCE_SYSTEM_RAM. If the resource does not have
+		 * this flag, we know that we are dealing with a resource coming
+		 * from HMM/devm. HMM/devm use another mechanism to add/release
+		 * a resource. This goes via devm_request_mem_region and
+		 * devm_release_mem_region.
+		 * HMM/devm take care to release their resources when they want,
+		 * so if we are dealing with them, let us just back off here.
+		 */
+		if (!(res->flags & IORESOURCE_SYSRAM)) {
+			ret = 0;
+			break;
+		}
 		if (!(res->flags & IORESOURCE_MEM))