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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Memory folios for v5.15
On Thu, Sep 09, 2021 at 02:16:39PM -0400, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> My objection is simply to one shared abstraction for both. There is
> ample evidence from years of hands-on production experience that
> compound pages aren't the way toward scalable and maintainable larger
> page sizes from the MM side. And it's anything but obvious or
> self-evident that just because struct page worked for both roles that
> the same is true for compound pages.

I object to this requirement. The folio work has been going on for almost
a year now, and you come in AT THE END OF THE MERGE WINDOW to ask for it
to do something entirely different from what it's supposed to be doing.
If you'd asked for this six months ago -- maybe. But now is completely

I don't think it's a good thing to try to do. I think that your "let's
use slab for this" idea is bonkers and doesn't work. And I really object
to you getting in the way of my patchset which has actual real-world
performance advantages in order to whine about how bad the type system
is in Linux without doing anything to help with it.

Do something. Or stop standing in the way. Either works for me.

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