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SubjectRe: SLUB performance regression vs SLAB

On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 17:02 -0400, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> On 10/04/2007 04:55 PM, David Miller wrote:
> >
> > Anything, I do mean anything, can be simulated using small test
> > programs.
> How do you simulate reading 100TB of data spread across 3000 disks,
> selecting 10% of it using some criterion, then sorting and summarizing
> the result?

Focus on the slab allocator usage, instrument it, record a trace,
generate a statistical model that matches, and write a small
programm/kernel module that has the same allocation pattern. Then verify
this statistical workload still shows the same performance difference.

Easy: no
Doable: yes

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