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    SubjectRe: Purpose of the mm/slab.c changes
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > (Doing per-CPU LIFO queues for the actual page allocator would potentially
    > make page alloc/de-alloc much faster due to lower locking requirements
    > too. So you might have a double performance win if anybody wants to try
    > this out).
    >
    That patch already exists - Ingo wrote it, I think it's included in some
    RedHat kernels.

    But Andrea's changes mainly affect UP, not SMP.
    --
    Manfred
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