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    SubjectRe: [15/17] SLUB: Support virtual fallback via SLAB_VFALLBACK
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    On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 10:33 -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:

    > Again I have not seen any fallbacks to vmalloc in my testing. What we are
    > doing here is mainly to address your theoretical cases that we so far have
    > never seen to be a problem and increase the reliability of allocations of
    > page orders larger than 3 to a usable level. So far I have so far not
    > dared to enable orders larger than 3 by default.

    take a recent -mm kernel, boot with mem=128M.

    start 2 processes that each mmap a separate 64M file, and which does
    sequential writes on them. start a 3th process that does the same with
    64M anonymous.

    wait for a while, and you'll see order=1 failures.



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