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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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