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SubjectRe: [PATCH 20/35] Use a pre-calculated value for num_online_nodes()
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On Monday 16 March 2009 20:46:15 Mel Gorman wrote:
> num_online_nodes() is called by the page allocator to decide whether the
> zonelist needs to be filtered based on cpusets or the zonelist cache.
> This is actually a heavy function and touches a number of cache lines.
> This patch stores the number of online nodes at boot time and when
> nodes get onlined and offlined.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
> ---
> include/linux/nodemask.h | 16 ++++++++++++++--
> mm/page_alloc.c | 6 ++++--
> 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/nodemask.h b/include/linux/nodemask.h
> index 848025c..4749e30 100644
> --- a/include/linux/nodemask.h
> +++ b/include/linux/nodemask.h
> @@ -449,13 +449,25 @@ static inline int num_node_state(enum node_states
> state) node; \
> })
>
> +/* Recorded value for num_online_nodes() */
> +extern int static_num_online_nodes;

__read_mostly, please. Check this for any other place you've added
global cachelines that are referenced by the allocator.



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