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SubjectRe: ZONE_PADDING wastes 4 bytes of the new cacheline
On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 08:26:56PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Well yes, I spose the answer as always is "show me a testcase". But the

I already gave you a testcase ages ago. Pretty simple. Get your hands on
a 2G box. boot, swapoff -a, load 1G in pagecache. malloc 1G, bzero 1G,
then open some dozen thousand files until the machine deadlocks despite
1G is perfcetly freeable in highmem.

> Any halfway setting will screw everyone.

this stuff run in production for 2 years at least, if anyone would be
screwed I'd already know. The only thing I know is that I've oom
deadlocks in my queue of bugs, and we'll see if this fixes them, it's
hard to tell since I don't know how much lowmem is pinned by highmem
capable allocs (like pagetables!).
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