Re: [PATCH 2/3] mm, slub: count freed pages via rcu as this task'sreclaimed_slab

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Tue Apr 09 2013 - 10:46:28 EST

On Tue, 9 Apr 2013, Simon Jeons wrote:

> > + int pages = 1 << compound_order(page);
> One question irrelevant this patch. Why slab cache can use compound
> page(hugetlbfs pages/thp pages)? They are just used by app to optimize tlb
> miss, is it?

Slab caches can use any order pages because these pages are never on
the LRU and are not part of the page cache. Large continuous physical
memory means that objects can be arranged in a more efficient way in the
page. This is particularly useful for larger objects where we might use a
lot of memory because objects do not fit well into a 4k page.

It also reduces the slab page management if higher order pages are used.
In the case of slub the page size also determines the number of objects
that can be allocated/freed without the need for some form of

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