Re: [PATCH v1 00/10] vfs: getname/putname overhaul

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Sat Sep 08 2012 - 11:39:31 EST

> I could see that allocating out of the slab would mean less waste when
> you have >4k pages, but why would it be faster than just allocating a
> page directly?

The slab allocator is far more optimized than the page allocator
for the fast path (in fact page could need some major diet in its fast path)

At least that was the established wisdom some time ago, haven't recently
rechecked it.

> Also, by "track separately" do you mean that you think I should drop
> patch 9 in this series and just do two allocations for a getname in all
> cases?

Just meant what you already do in the patchkit.


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