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SubjectRe: Purpose of the mm/slab.c changes
On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Manfred Spraul wrote:

> > it provides lifo allocations from both partial and unused slabs.
> lifo/fifo for unused slabs is obviously superflous - free is
> free, it doesn't matter which free page is used first/last.

Mind that the L2 cache is often as much as 10 times faster
than RAM, so it would be nice if we had a good chance that
the slab we just allocated would be in L2 cache.


IA64: a worthy successor to the i860.

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