On 07/18/2018 05:05 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
On Tue 17-07-18 10:32:32, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:50 AM Michal Hocko <mhocko(a)kernel.org> wrote:
>> Is there any reason that this work has to target the next merge window?
>> The changelog is not really specific about that.
> Same reason as any other change in this space, hardware availability
> continues to increase. These patches are a direct response to end user
> reports of unacceptable init latency with current kernels.
Do you have any reference please?
Are you looking for the actual end-user reports? This was more of a
case of the customer plugging in some persistent memory DIMMs, noticing
the boot delta and calling the folks who sold them the DIMMs (Intel).
We can get you more details if you'd like but there are no public
reports that we can share.
>> There no numbers or
>> anything that would make this sound as a high priority stuff.
> >From the end of the cover letter:
> "With this change an 8 socket system was observed to initialize pmem
> namespaces in ~4 seconds whereas it was previously taking ~4 minutes."
Well, yeah, it sounds like a nice to have thing to me. 4 minutes doesn't
sounds excesive for a single init time operation. Machines are booting
tens of minutes these days...
It was excessive enough for the customer to complain. :)