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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] cpusets: add interleave_over_allowed option
On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 14:17 -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> 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.

I must have missed that in the code I'm reading :)

Have a nice weekend.


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