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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] cpuset memory spread basic implementation
On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Andi Kleen wrote:

> > The caches on a node are shrunk dynamically see the zone_reclaim
> > functionality introduced in 2.6.16-rc2.
>
> Yes, they're thrown away which is wasteful. If they were spread
> around in the first place that often wouldn't be needed.

That would reduce performance for a process running on the node and it
would contaminate other nodes that may have other processes runing that
also want to have optimal access to their files.

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