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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Document huge memory/cache overhead of memory controller in Kconfig
On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:33:33 +0530
Balbir Singh <> wrote:

> > Another issue is that it will slightly increase TLB/cache
> > cost of the memory controller, but I think that would be a fair
> > trade off for it being zero cost when disabled but compiled
> > in.
> >
> > Doing it with vmalloc should be easy enough. I can do such
> > a patch later unless someone beats me to it...
> >
> I'll get to it, but I have too many things on my plate at the moment. KAMEZAWA
> also wanted to look at it. I looked through some vmalloc() internals yesterday
> and I am worried about allocating all the memory on a single node in a NUMA
> system and changing VMALLOC_XXXX on every architecture to provide more vmalloc
> space. I might be missing something obvious.

I'll post a series of patch to do that later (it's under debug now...)
I'm glad if people (including you) look it and give me advices.


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