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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 3/9] mm/swap: Split swap cache into 64MB trunks
> Switching from a single radix-tree to an array of radix-trees to reduce
> contention seems a bit hacky. That we can do this and have everything
> continue to work tells me that we're simply using an inappropriate data
> structure to hold this info.

What would you use instead?

A tree with fine grained locking?

FWIW too fine grained locking (e.g. on every node) is usually a bad idea:

it slows down the single thread performance and it causes much more overhead
when there is actual contention because too much time is spent bouncing cache
lines around.

So I actually like the "a little bit more fine grained, but not too much"

Or a hash table?

Not sure if this would work here.


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