Re: [Lse-tech] [RFC] [PATCH] Scalable Statistics Counters

From: Jack Steiner (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 12:34:43 EST

> I think Jack got his attribution wrong. Which is good for me,
> since I wrote what Jack just gently demolished <grin>.
And I probably should not have been reading mail while I
debugged a weird system hang. :-) I missed the earlier
part of the thread - I though you were refering to local

I dont think I have a strong opinion yet about kmem_cache_alloc_node()
vs kmem_cache_alloc_cpu(). I would not be surprised to find that
both interfaces make sense.

If code want to allocate close to a cpu, then kmem_cache_alloc_cpu()
is the best choice. However, I would also expect that some code
already knows the node. Then kmem_cache_alloc_node() is best.

Conversion of cpu->node is easy. Conversion of node->cpu
is slightly more difficult (currently) and has the ambiguity
that there may be multiple cpus on the node - which one should
you select? And does it matter?

As precident, the page allocation routines are all node-based.
(ie., alloc_pages_node(), etc...)


Jack Steiner (651-683-5302) (vnet 233-5302)

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