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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/10] mm: SLxB cleaning and trace accuracy improvement
Hi Pekka,

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Ezequiel Garcia <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This is the second spin of my patchset to clean SLxB and improve kmem
> trace events accuracy.
> For this v2, the most relevant stuff is:
> I've dropped two patches that were not very well received:
> Namely this two are now gone:
> mm, slob: Use only 'ret' variable for both slob object and returned pointer
> mm, slob: Trace allocation failures consistently
> I believe consistency is important but perhaps this is just me being paranoid.
> There's a lot of dumb movement and renaming. This might seem stupid
> (and maybe it is) but it's necessary to create some common code between SLAB
> and SLUB, and then factor it out.
> Also, there's a patch to add a new option to disable gcc auto-inlining.
> I know we hate to add new options, but this is necessary to get
> accurate call site
> traces. Plus, the option is in "Kernel Hacking", so it's for kernel
> developers only.
> This work is part of CELF Workgroup Project:
> "Kernel_dynamic_memory_allocation_tracking_and_reduction" [1]
> Feedback, comments, suggestions are very welcome.
> Ezequiel Garcia (10):
> mm: Factor SLAB and SLUB common code
> mm, slub: Rename slab_alloc() -> slab_alloc_node() to match SLAB
> mm, slab: Rename __cache_alloc() -> slab_alloc()
> mm, slab: Match SLAB and SLUB kmem_cache_alloc_xxx_trace() prototype
> mm, slab: Replace 'caller' type, void* -> unsigned long
> mm, util: Use dup_user to duplicate user memory
> mm, slob: Add support for kmalloc_track_caller()
> mm, slab: Remove silly function slab_buffer_size()
> mm, slob: Use NUMA_NO_NODE instead of -1

Can you pick patches 2, 3, 4, and 5?
Namely only those related to SLOB and to simple cleanups.

I'll redo SLAB/SLUB commonization, as Christoph requested.


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