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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] change alloc function in pcpu_alloc_pages
Hi, Tejun.

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Tejun Heo <> wrote:
> Hello,
> On 04/14/2010 12:48 AM, Mel Gorman wrote:
>> and the mapping table on x86 at least is based on possible CPUs in
>> init_cpu_to_node() leaves the mapping as 0 if the APIC is bad or the numa
>> node is reported in apicid_to_node as -1. It would appear on power that
>> the node will be 0 for possible CPUs as well.
>> Hence, I believe this to be safe but a confirmation from Tejun would be
>> nice. I would continue digging but this looks like an initialisation path
>> so I'll move on to the next patch rather than spending more time.
> This being a pretty cold path, I don't really see much benefit in
> converting it to alloc_pages_node_exact().  It ain't gonna make any
> difference.  I'd rather stay with the safer / boring one unless
> there's a pressing reason to convert.

Actually, It's to weed out not-good API usage as well as some performance gain.
But I don't think to need it strongly.
Okay. Please keep in mind about this and correct it if you confirms it
in future. :)

> Thanks.
> --
> tejun

Kind regards,
Minchan Kim
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