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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/2] perf: Add 'perf kmem' tool
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> Pekka, Eduard and the other slab hackers might have ideas about what
> other stats they generally like to see to judge the health of a workload
> (or system).

kmalloc()/kfree() CPU ping-pong call-sites (i.e. alloc and free
happening on different CPUs) is one interesting metric we haven't
implemented yet. Valgrind massif tool type of output graph would be
helpful as well:

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> If this iteration looks good to the slab folks then i can apply it as-is
> and we can do the other changes relative to that. It looks good to me as
> a first step, and it's functional already.

Yeah, looks OK to me as the first step. Patch 2 looks premature,
though, looking at the output of "perf kmem" from patch 1.

Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <>


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