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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/10] mm: SLxB cleaning and trace accuracy improvement
    Hi Pekka,

    On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Ezequiel Garcia <> wrote:
    > Hi everyone,
    > This is the second spin of my patchset to clean SLxB and improve kmem
    > trace events accuracy.
    > For this v2, the most relevant stuff is:
    > I've dropped two patches that were not very well received:
    > Namely this two are now gone:
    > mm, slob: Use only 'ret' variable for both slob object and returned pointer
    > mm, slob: Trace allocation failures consistently
    > I believe consistency is important but perhaps this is just me being paranoid.
    > There's a lot of dumb movement and renaming. This might seem stupid
    > (and maybe it is) but it's necessary to create some common code between SLAB
    > and SLUB, and then factor it out.
    > Also, there's a patch to add a new option to disable gcc auto-inlining.
    > I know we hate to add new options, but this is necessary to get
    > accurate call site
    > traces. Plus, the option is in "Kernel Hacking", so it's for kernel
    > developers only.
    > This work is part of CELF Workgroup Project:
    > "Kernel_dynamic_memory_allocation_tracking_and_reduction" [1]
    > Feedback, comments, suggestions are very welcome.
    > Ezequiel Garcia (10):
    > mm: Factor SLAB and SLUB common code
    > mm, slub: Rename slab_alloc() -> slab_alloc_node() to match SLAB
    > mm, slab: Rename __cache_alloc() -> slab_alloc()
    > mm, slab: Match SLAB and SLUB kmem_cache_alloc_xxx_trace() prototype
    > mm, slab: Replace 'caller' type, void* -> unsigned long
    > mm, util: Use dup_user to duplicate user memory
    > mm, slob: Add support for kmalloc_track_caller()
    > mm, slab: Remove silly function slab_buffer_size()
    > mm, slob: Use NUMA_NO_NODE instead of -1

    Can you pick patches 2, 3, 4, and 5?
    Namely only those related to SLOB and to simple cleanups.

    I'll redo SLAB/SLUB commonization, as Christoph requested.


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