Re: [PATCH v5 14/18] memcg/sl[au]b: shrink dead caches

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Fri Oct 19 2012 - 15:47:42 EST

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Glauber Costa wrote:

> An unlikely branch is used to make sure this case does not affect
> performance in the usual slab_free path.
> The slab allocator has a time based reaper that would eventually get rid
> of the objects, but we can also call it explicitly, since dead caches
> are not a likely event.

This is also something that could be done from slab_common since all
allocators have kmem_cache_shrink and kmem_cache_shrink can be used to
drain the caches and free up empty slab pages.

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