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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] cpusets: add interleave_over_allowed option
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007, Lee Schermerhorn wrote:

> For some systems [not mine], the nodemasks can get quite large. I have
> a patch, that I've tested atop Mel Gorman's "onezonelist" patches that
> replaces the nodemasks embedded in struct mempolicy with pointers to
> dynamically allocated ones. However, it's probably not much of a win,
> memorywise, if most of the uses are for interleave and bind
> policies--both of which would always need the nodemasks in addition to
> the pointers.
>
> Now, if we could replace the 'cpuset_mems_allowed' nodemask with a
> pointer to something stable, it might be a win.

The memory policies are already shared and have refcounters for that
purpose.
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