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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] netfilter : 3 patches to boost ip_tables performance
    On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Eric Dumazet wrote:

    > Instead of using one vmalloc() area (located in the node of the iptables
    > process), we now allocate an area for each possible CPU, using NUMA policy
    > (MPOL_PREFERRED) so that memory should be allocated in the CPU's node
    > if possible.
    >
    > If the size of ipt_table is small enough (less than one page), we use
    > kmalloc_node() instead of vmalloc(), to use less memory and less TLB entries)
    > in small setups.

    Maybe we better introduce vmalloc_node() instead of improvising this for
    several subsystems? The e1000 driver has similar issues.
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