Re: [PATCH] Cpuset: rcu optimization of page alloc hook

From: Paul Jackson
Date: Tue Dec 13 2005 - 17:23:14 EST

Eric wrote:
> struct kmem_cache itself will be about 512*8 + some bytes
> then for each cpu a 'struct array_cache' will be allocated (count 128 bytes

Hmmm ... 'struct array_cache' looks to be about 6 integer words,
so if that is the main per-CPU cost, the minimal cost of a slab
cache (once created, before use) is about 24 bytes per cpu.

But whether its 24 or 128 bytes per cpu, that's a heavier weight
hammer than is needed here.

Time for me to learn more about rcu.

Thanks for raising this issue.

I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
Paul Jackson <pj@xxxxxxx> 1.925.600.0401
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