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SubjectRe: [patch] kmalloc_percpu -- 2 of 2
On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 08:32:58PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>> Where in the kernel is such a large number of 4-, 8- or 16-byte
>>> objects being used?

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 04:23:29PM +0530, Dipankar Sarma wrote:
> > Well, kernel objects may not be that small, but one would expect
> > the per-cpu parts of the kernel objects to be sometimes small, often down to
> > a couple of counters counting statistics.

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 04:23:12AM -0700, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:
> Doesn't your allocator increase chances of cache conflict on the same
> cpu ?

This is so; I'm personally far more concerned about ZONE_NORMAL space
consumption in the cacheline aligned case.


Bill
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