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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/20] Cleanup and optimise the page allocator
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 1:17 AM, Mel Gorman <> wrote:
> > The complexity of the page allocator has been increasing for some time
> > and it has now reached the point where the SLUB allocator is doing strange
> > tricks to avoid the page allocator. This is obviously bad as it may encourage
> > other subsystems to try avoiding the page allocator as well.
> I'm not an expert on the page allocator but the series looks sane to me.

I also strongly like this patch series.

Unfortunately, I don't have enough time for patch review in this week.
but I expect I can review and test it next week.


> Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <>
> Yanmin, it would be interesting to know if we still need 8K kmalloc
> caches with these patches applied. :-)
> Pekka

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