Re: [PATCH v5 10/18] sl[au]b: always get the cache from its pagein kfree

From: Glauber Costa
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 06:13:51 EST

On 10/19/2012 11:44 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Glauber Costa wrote:
>> struct page already have this information. If we start chaining
>> caches, this information will always be more trustworthy than
>> whatever is passed into the function
> Yes it does but the information is not standardized between the allocators
> yet. Coul you unify that? Come out with a struct page overlay that is as
> much the same as possible. Then kfree can also be unified because the
> lookup is always the same. That way you can move kfree into slab_common
> and avoid modifying multiple allocators.

Ok, this is yet another changelog mistake from mine. This function is
not about kfree, but kmem_cache_free.

But part of your comment still applies, the page lookup can still be
common. I will take a look at that.

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