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

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 10:57:22 EST

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Nick Piggin wrote:

> > I thought higher order allocations were not supposed to be used in
> > performance critical paths?
> ? You use them all the time in SLUB alone.

But SLUB compensates for the slow higher order allocs by using them as
buffers for smaller objects.. The higher order allocs are in the slow

> > It seems that we currently need the slab allocators to compensate for the
> > performance problems in the page allocator for these higher order allocs.
> > I'd rather have the page allocator fixed but things are as they are.
> No objections from me with speeding up the page allocator of course.

At least something we agree on. Gotta go. Next meeting and I still have
not gotten through my email. Sigh.

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