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SubjectRe: [QUICKLIST 1/4] Quicklists for page table pages V5
On Mon,  9 Apr 2007 11:25:09 -0700 (PDT)
Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> wrote:

> Quicklists for page table pages V5
>
> ...
>
> +/*
> + * The two key functions quicklist_alloc and quicklist_free are inline so
> + * that they may be custom compiled for the platform.
> + * Specifying a NULL ctor can remove constructor support. Specifying
> + * a constant quicklist allows the determination of the exact address
> + * in the per cpu area.
> + *
> + * The fast patch in quicklist_alloc touched only a per cpu cacheline and
> + * the first cacheline of the page itself. There is minmal overhead involved.
> + */
> +static inline void *quicklist_alloc(int nr, gfp_t flags, void (*ctor)(void *))
> +{
> + struct quicklist *q;
> + void **p = NULL;
> +
> + q =&get_cpu_var(quicklist)[nr];
> + p = q->page;
> + if (likely(p)) {
> + q->page = p[0];
> + p[0] = NULL;
> + q->nr_pages--;
> + }
> + put_cpu_var(quicklist);
> + if (likely(p))
> + return p;
> +
> + p = (void *)__get_free_page(flags | __GFP_ZERO);
> + if (ctor && p)
> + ctor(p);
> + return p;
> +}
> +
> +static inline void __quicklist_free(int nr, void (*dtor)(void *), void *p,
> + struct page *page)
> +{
> + struct quicklist *q;
> + int nid = page_to_nid(page);
> +
> + if (unlikely(nid != numa_node_id())) {
> + if (dtor)
> + dtor(p);
> + free_page((unsigned long)p);

free_page() has to run virt_to_page(), but we already have the page*.

> + return;
> + }
> +
> + q = &get_cpu_var(quicklist)[nr];
> + *(void **)p = q->page;
> + q->page = p;
> + q->nr_pages++;
> + put_cpu_var(quicklist);
> +}
> +
> +static inline void quicklist_free(int nr, void (*dtor)(void *), void *pp)
> +{
> + __quicklist_free(nr, dtor, pp, virt_to_page(pp));
> +}
> +
> +static inline void quicklist_free_page(int nr, void (*dtor)(void *),
> + struct page *page)
> +{
> + __quicklist_free(nr, dtor, page_address(page), page);
> +}

All this (still) seems way too big to be inlined. I'm showing a 20-odd
byte reduction in x86_64's memory.o text when it is uninlined. Pretty
modest I guess.

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