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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm v2 00/11] mm: scalable and unified arch_get_unmapped_area
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:24:58 -0400
"John Stoffel" <john@stoffel.org> wrote:

> >>>>> "Rik" == Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com> writes:
>
> Rik> A long time ago, we decided to limit the number of VMAs per
> Rik> process to 64k. As it turns out, there actually are programs
> Rik> using tens of thousands of VMAs.
>
>
> Rik> Performance
>
> Rik> Testing performance with a benchmark that allocates tens
> Rik> of thousands of VMAs, unmaps them and mmaps them some more
> Rik> in a loop, shows promising results.
>
> How are the numbers for applications which only map a few VMAs? Is
> there any impact there?
>

Johannes did a test for that: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/6/22/219

Some regression with such a workload is unavoidable, I expect. We have
to work out whether the pros outweigh the cons. This involves handwaving.


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