Re: [RFC] Convert pgtable cache to slab

From: Robin Holt <holt_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2004-10-14 05:50:47
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 03:42:48PM -0400, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
> >>>>> "Tony" == Luck, Tony <tony.luck@intel.com> writes:
> 
> >>> Perhaps "zero_cache" isn't as descriptive a name as it might be
> >>> (not that I have any better suggestions :-(
> >>  Maybe pgtable_zero_cache or something?
> 
> Tony> I thought along those lines at first, but actually this cache
> Tony> would be useful for any allocation that needed a page that has
> Tony> been pre-zeroed.  So I don't think that the "pgtable" part is
> Tony> helpful.  Some sense of the fact that the objects are one page
> Tony> big is what I was looking for.
> 
> Yeah.  I suspect that's why Bill named it that in the first place.
> 
> What about zeroed_page_cache?
> 
> Now, this opens up another can of worms in terms of where to
> initialize that cache in the first place.  pgtable_cache_init() might
> not be the best place if it's generally used.  Only requirement is
> that it needs to be early.

Why don't we start with it here and move the init when we know who
the other users will be.  Just my 2 cents.

Robin

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