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

From: Paul Jackson (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 18:27:35 EST

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Jack Steiner wrote:

> 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.


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

My inclinations would be to prefer more cpu-based allocators.
But until I happen to catch you in a room with a white board,
my inclinations are unlikely to go anywhere ... perhaps someday.

                          I won't rest till it's the best ...
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                          Paul Jackson <> 1.650.933.1373

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