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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dequeue a huge page near to this node
    On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 15:27 -0800, Christoph Lameter wrote:
    > The following patch changes the dequeueing to select a huge page near
    > the node executing instead of always beginning to check for free
    > nodes from node 0. This will result in a placement of the huge pages near
    > the executing processor improving performance.
    > The existing implementation can place the huge pages far away from
    > the executing processor causing significant degradation of performance.
    > The search starting from zero also means that the lower zones quickly
    > run out of memory. Selecting a huge page near the process distributed the
    > huge pages better.
    > Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <>

    I'll add my voice to the chorus of aye's.

    Adam Litke - (agl at
    IBM Linux Technology Center

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