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    SubjectRe: New dcache not using slab allocator?

    On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Martin von Loewis wrote:

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    > So I really don't see why there is no dedicated pool for dcache entries.
    > Of course, the file name associated with a dentry is variable-sized,
    > and should be managed using kmalloc.

    i think the reason is that 'mm/simp.c' is the real dcache allocator, but
    it's still buggy, so we fall back to kmalloc(). SIMP is even faster than
    SLAB.

    -- mingo


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