Re: Anticipatory prefaulting in the page fault handler V1

From: Jesse Barnes
Date: Wed Dec 08 2004 - 13:38:48 EST

On Wednesday, December 8, 2004 9:56 am, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > And again, I'm not sure how important that is, maybe this approach will
> > work well in the majority of cases (obviously it's a big win in
> > faults/sec for your benchmark, but I wonder about subsequent references
> > from other CPUs to those pages). You can look at
> > /sys/devices/platform/nodeN/meminfo to see where the pages are coming
> > from.
> The origin of the pages has not changed and the existing locality
> constraints are observed.
> A patch like this is important for applications that allocate and preset
> large amounts of memory on startup. It will drastically reduce the startup
> times.

Ok, that sounds good. My case was probably a bit contrived, but I'm glad to
see that you had already thought of it anyway.

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