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    SubjectRe: Large slab cache in 2.6.1


    Nick Piggin wrote:

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    >
    > Chris Wedgwood wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 07:28:24PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> What happened to the experiment of having slab pages on the
    >>> (in)active lists and letting them be free'd that way? Didn't
    >>> somebody already do that? Ed Tomlinson and Craig Kulesa?
    >>>
    >>
    >> Just as a data point:
    >>
    >> cw@taniwha:~/wk/linux/bk-2.5.x$ grep -E '(LowT|Slab)' /proc/meminfo
    >> LowTotal: 898448 kB
    >> Slab: 846260 kB
    >>
    >> So the slab pressure I have right now is simply because there is
    >> nowhere else it has to grow...
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Can you try the following patch? It is against 2.6.3-mm2.
    >

    Actually I think the previous shrink_slab formula factors
    out to the right thing anyway, so nevermind this patch :P

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