Re: [PATCH] mm-slab: allocate kmem_cache with __GFP_REPEAT
From: Matt Mackall
Date: Wed Jul 20 2011 - 14:07:31 EST
On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 20:41 +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> >> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >>>> [PATCH v2] slab: shrinks sizeof(struct kmem_cache)
> >> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> >>> This will solve the issue for small nr_cpu_ids but those with 4k cpus will
> >>> still have the issue.
> >>> Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> Applied, thanks! Do we still want the __GFP_REPEAT patch from Konstantin
> >> though?
> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > Those with 4k cpus will be thankful I guess.
> OTOH, I'm slightly worried that it might mask a real problem
> with GFP_KERNEL not being aggressive enough. Mel?
I think that's already been demonstrated here, yes. It's just waiting
for another obscure workload to trigger it.
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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