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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/19] Slab Fragmentation Reduction V14
    Christoph Lameter wrote:
    > V13->V14
    > - Rediff against linux-next on request of Andrew
    > - TestSetPageLocked -> trylock_page conversion.
    >
    > Slab fragmentation is mainly an issue if Linux is used as a fileserver
    > and large amounts of dentries, inodes and buffer heads accumulate. In some
    > load situations the slabs become very sparsely populated so that a lot of
    > memory is wasted by slabs that only contain one or a few objects. In
    > extreme cases the performance of a machine will become sluggish since
    > we are continually running reclaim without much succes.
    > Slab defragmentation adds the capability to recover the memory that
    > is wasted.

    Applied, thanks!


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