Patchwork [8/8] Update memory hotplug documentation

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Submitter Nathan Fontenot
Date Sept. 22, 2010, 2:36 p.m.
Message ID <4C9A1466.7000808@austin.ibm.com>
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Permalink /patch/65429/
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Nathan Fontenot - Sept. 22, 2010, 2:36 p.m.
Update the memory hotplug documentation to reflect the new behaviors of
memory blocks reflected in sysfs.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Fontenot <nfont@austin.ibm.com>

---
 Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt |   46 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

Patch

Index: linux-next/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt
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--- linux-next.orig/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt	2010-09-21 11:59:22.000000000 -0500
+++ linux-next/Documentation/memory-hotplug.txt	2010-09-21 12:39:05.000000000 -0500
@@ -126,36 +126,50 @@  config options.
 --------------------------------
 4 sysfs files for memory hotplug
 --------------------------------
-All sections have their device information under /sys/devices/system/memory as
+All sections have their device information in sysfs.  Each section is part of
+a memory block under /sys/devices/system/memory as
 
 /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX
-(XXX is section id.)
+(XXX is the section id.)
 
-Now, XXX is defined as start_address_of_section / section_size.
+Now, XXX is defined as (start_address_of_section / section_size) of the first
+section contained in the memory block.  The files 'phys_index' and
+'end_phys_index' under each directory report the beginning and end section id's
+for the memory block covered by the sysfs directory.  It is expected that all
+memory sections in this range are present and no memory holes exist in the
+range. Currently there is no way to determine if there is a memory hole, but
+the existence of one should not affect the hotplug capabilities of the memory
+block.
 
 For example, assume 1GiB section size. A device for a memory starting at
 0x100000000 is /sys/device/system/memory/memory4
 (0x100000000 / 1Gib = 4)
 This device covers address range [0x100000000 ... 0x140000000)
 
-Under each section, you can see 4 files.
+Under each section, you can see 5 files.
 
-/sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/phys_index
+/sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/start_phys_index
+/sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/end_phys_index
 /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/phys_device
 /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/state
 /sys/devices/system/memory/memoryXXX/removable
 
-'phys_index' : read-only and contains section id, same as XXX.
-'state'      : read-write
-               at read:  contains online/offline state of memory.
-               at write: user can specify "online", "offline" command
-'phys_device': read-only: designed to show the name of physical memory device.
-               This is not well implemented now.
-'removable'  : read-only: contains an integer value indicating
-               whether the memory section is removable or not
-               removable.  A value of 1 indicates that the memory
-               section is removable and a value of 0 indicates that
-               it is not removable.
+'phys_index'      : read-only and contains section id of the first section
+		    in the memory block, same as XXX.
+'end_phys_index'  : read-only and contains section id of the last section
+		    in the memory block.
+'state'           : read-write
+                    at read:  contains online/offline state of memory.
+                    at write: user can specify "online", "offline" command
+                    which will be performed on al sections in the block.
+'phys_device'     : read-only: designed to show the name of physical memory
+                    device.  This is not well implemented now.
+'removable'       : read-only: contains an integer value indicating
+                    whether the memory block is removable or not
+                    removable.  A value of 1 indicates that the memory
+                    block is removable and a value of 0 indicates that
+                    it is not removable. A memory block is removable only if
+                    every section in the block is removable.
 
 NOTE:
   These directories/files appear after physical memory hotplug phase.