Re: ia64 needs to shake memory from quicklists when there is memory pressure.

From: Martin J. Bligh <>
Date: 2005-03-15 03:37:25
>> > The "ideal" would be to have a node aware slab cache.  Since that
>> > is probably a long time coming, 
>> Manfred already did one. Perhaps we can get that going again? would
>> be useful for more than just this ...
> Is this the kmem_cache_alloc_node() stuff?  If so, when I use that

Yes, I think so.

> for page table allocations, running AIM7 on a 32 processor machine
> consistently live-locks the system.  Everybody is waiting inside
> kmem_cache_alloc_node() cachep->spinlock.
> Is there a different patch I should be looking for?

Don't know of one, but maybe we can get Manfred to fix the existing one ;-)


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