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SubjectRe: [PATCH] General purpose zeroed page slab
On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 10:08:49PM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> BTW, zeroing with non-temporal stores may be a huge win here.
> It is 300% faster on Athlon.

That assumes the page isn't going to be reused quickly. The point of
slab is that the page does get reused quickly. So you *want* the data
to be hot in cache.

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