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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dst numa: Avoid dst counter cacheline bouncing
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 08:10:06PM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> The dst_entry structure contains an atomic counter that is incremented and
> decremented for each network packet being sent. If there is a high number of
> packets being sent from multiple processors then cacheline bouncing between
> NUMA nodes can limit the tcp performance in a NUMA system.
>
> The following patch splits the usage counter into counters per node.
>

Do we really need to do a distributed reference counter implementation
inside dst cache code ? If you are willing to wait for a while,
we should have modified Rusty's bigref implementation on top of the
interleaving dynamic per-cpu allocator. We can look at distributed
reference counter for dst refcount then and see how that can be
worked out.

Thanks
Dipankar
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