Re: Fw: two 2.6.13-rc3-mm3 oddities
From: Manfred Spraul
Date: Mon Aug 08 2005 - 11:33:20 EST
Dipankar Sarma wrote:
Hugh, could you please try this with the experimental patch below ?The ctor/dtor are only called when new objects are created, not on every
kmem_cache_alloc/kmem_cache_free. Thus I would expect that the counter
becomes negative on builds without CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB.
Manfred, is it safe to decrement nr_files in file_free()
instead of the destructor ? I can't see any problem.
Thus increase in the ctor and decrease in file_free() is the wrong
thing. If you want to move the decrease from the dtor to file_free, then
you must move the increase, too.
But: IIRC the counters were moved to the ctor/dtor for performance
reasons, I'd guess mbligh ran into cache line trashing on the
filp_count_lock spinlock with reaim or something like that.
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