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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] SLUB: revert direct page allocator pass through
    On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Nick Piggin wrote:

    > However, I don't know if netperf udp 4K over loopback is totally
    > realistic. Maybe real network drivers have different allocation patterns.
    > If I were you I wouldn't be too hasty to make big changes based on that
    > alone, if it could introduce regression in somewhere more important.

    AFAICT it just wastes memory. My idea of a slab allocator is that it is
    used for small (less than page sized) allocations. The page allocator
    should be able to handle page sized allocations in an effective manner.



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