Re: [PATCH] SLUB: revert direct page allocator pass through

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 10:45:14 EST

On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 02:37 +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> However, I don't know if netperf udp 4K over loopback is totally
> realistic. Maybe real network drivers have different allocation patterns.
> If I were you I wouldn't be too hasty to make big changes based on that
> alone, if it could introduce regression in somewhere more important.

Yup, I'm putting it in linux-next to see if anything pops up. It's of
course possible that it will introduce regression somewhere but seeing
the hit SLUB is taking from the page allocator, I'm bound to think that
performance increase claims of commit
aadb4bc4a1f9108c1d0fbd121827c936c2ed4217 ("SLUB: direct pass through of
page size or higher kmalloc requests") don't hold anymore.


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