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SubjectRe: Patch workqueue: create new slab cache instead of hacking
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On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 10:03 -0500, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2012, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>
> > Creating a dedicated cache for few objects ? Thats a lot of overhead, at
> > least for SLAB (no merges of caches)
>
> Its some overhead for SLAB (a lot is what? If you tune down the per cpu
> caches it should be a couple of pages) but its none for SLUB.

SLAB overhead per cache is O(CPUS * nr_node_ids) (unless alien caches
are disabled)

For few in flight objects, its just better to use standard kmalloc-xxxx
caches.




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