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authorChangbin Du <changbin.du@gmail.com>2019-05-08 15:21:39 (GMT)
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2019-05-08 20:34:11 (GMT)
commitf0339db77665e9a196c3afd55386becfb9e70d51 (patch)
tree793347cc7a6df12f0638ad8c85b7c1cdd4074fad /Documentation/x86
parent85a3bd41cd680aacf0b88e78bbfcfb5bc13292ff (diff)
Documentation: x86: convert x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets to reST
This converts the plain text documentation to reStructuredText format and add it to Sphinx TOC tree. No essential content change. Signed-off-by: Changbin Du <changbin.du@gmail.com> Reviewed-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets.rst (renamed from Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets)25
2 files changed, 19 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets.rst
index 4b09f18..74fbb78 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets
+++ b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/fake-numa-for-cpusets.rst
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
+.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+Fake NUMA For CPUSets
+:Author: David Rientjes <rientjes@cs.washington.edu>
Using numa=fake and CPUSets for Resource Management
-Written by David Rientjes <rientjes@cs.washington.edu>
This document describes how the numa=fake x86_64 command-line option can be used
in conjunction with cpusets for coarse memory management. Using this feature,
@@ -20,7 +27,7 @@ you become more familiar with using this combination for resource control,
you'll determine a better setup to minimize the number of nodes you have to deal
-A machine may be split as follows with "numa=fake=4*512," as reported by dmesg:
+A machine may be split as follows with "numa=fake=4*512," as reported by dmesg::
Faking node 0 at 0000000000000000-0000000020000000 (512MB)
Faking node 1 at 0000000020000000-0000000040000000 (512MB)
@@ -34,7 +41,7 @@ A machine may be split as follows with "numa=fake=4*512," as reported by dmesg:
Now following the instructions for mounting the cpusets filesystem from
Documentation/cgroup-v1/cpusets.txt, you can assign fake nodes (i.e. contiguous memory
-address spaces) to individual cpusets:
+address spaces) to individual cpusets::
[root@xroads /]# mkdir exampleset
[root@xroads /]# mount -t cpuset none exampleset
@@ -47,7 +54,7 @@ Now this cpuset, 'ddset', will only allowed access to fake nodes 0 and 1 for
memory allocations (1G).
You can now assign tasks to these cpusets to limit the memory resources
-available to them according to the fake nodes assigned as mems:
+available to them according to the fake nodes assigned as mems::
[root@xroads /exampleset/ddset]# echo $$ > tasks
[root@xroads /exampleset/ddset]# dd if=/dev/zero of=tmp bs=1024 count=1G
@@ -57,9 +64,13 @@ Notice the difference between the system memory usage as reported by
/proc/meminfo between the restricted cpuset case above and the unrestricted
case (i.e. running the same 'dd' command without assigning it to a fake NUMA
- Unrestricted Restricted
- MemTotal: 3091900 kB 3091900 kB
- MemFree: 42113 kB 1513236 kB
+ ======== ============ ==========
+ Name Unrestricted Restricted
+ ======== ============ ==========
+ MemTotal 3091900 kB 3091900 kB
+ MemFree 42113 kB 1513236 kB
+ ======== ============ ==========
This allows for coarse memory management for the tasks you assign to particular
cpusets. Since cpusets can form a hierarchy, you can create some pretty
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/index.rst b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/index.rst
index 7b8c821..e2a324c 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/x86_64/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/x86/x86_64/index.rst
@@ -11,3 +11,4 @@ x86_64 Support
+ fake-numa-for-cpusets