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    SubjectRe: slab: setup allocators earlier in the boot sequence
    On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Pekka Enberg wrote:

    > The problem here is that it's not enough that we make GFP_RECLAIM_MASK a
    > variable. There are various _debugging checks_ that happen much earlier
    > than that. We need to mask out those too which adds overhead to
    > kmalloc() fastpath, for example.

    True. The GFP_RECLAIM_MASK only addresses the passing of gfp flags from a
    derived allocator to the page allocator. It will deal only with the issue
    of GFP_WAIT handling.




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