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SubjectRe: Linux boots on Wildfire^WGS320!
On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> The allocator also mandatory needs part of classzone to be able
> to make decent decisions. (putting the memory of different NUMA
> nodes internally to a pgdat_t as different zones as it's been
> proposed in linux-mm is a broken hack that can't work right)

Ummmmm. Last I saw the idea was to simply have the fallback
zonelist for allocations extend into other pgdats ... ;)

> Infact saying that classzone have problems with NUMA looks silly
> to me as it's the other way around as far I can see.

Both the current code and classzone will need some adjustments
to work fine (as in: reasonably efficient) with NUMA.

If the classzone idea can be extended to NUMA with more
readable (== maintainable) code than the standard zoned
allocator, I'm all for having it integrated...

(I'm not sure if classzone will have many benefits in
"normal" setups, but with NUMA I can see the idea giving
a lot more performance benefits)

regards,

Rik
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