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SubjectRe: Improvement on memory subsystem
2006/7/19, Pekka Enberg <>:
> On 7/18/06, yunfeng zhang <> wrote:
> > 3. All slabs are all off-slab type. Store slab instance in page structure.
> Not sure what you mean. We need much more than sizeof(struct page) for
> slab management. Hmm?

Current page struct is just like this
struct page {
unsigned long flags;
atomic_t _count;
atomic_t _mapcount;
union {
struct {
unsigned long private;
struct address_space *mapping;
spinlock_t ptl;
pgoff_t index;
struct list_head lru;
#if defined(WANT_PAGE_VIRTUAL)
void *virtual;
#endif /* WANT_PAGE_VIRTUAL */
Most fields in the page structure is used for user page, to a core
slab page, these aren't touched at all.
So I think we should define a union
struct page {
unsigned long flags;
struct slab {
struct list_head list;
unsigned long colouroff;
void *s_mem;
unsigned int inuse;
kmem_bufctl_t free;
unsigned short nodeid;
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