Re: Whining about NUMA. :) [Was whining about 2.5...]

From: Martin J. Bligh (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 13:20:59 EST

>> > speculate on how the 2.4.10 vm works anyway
>> Can you describe why it's N! ? Are you talking about the worst possible case,
>> or a two level local / non-local problem?
> Worst possible. I dont think in reality it will be nearly that bad

The worst possible case I can conceive (in the future architectures
that I know of) is 4 different levels. I don't think the number of access
speed levels is ever related to the number of processors ?
(users of other NUMA architectures feel free to slap me at this point).

So I *think* the worst possible case is still linear (to number of nodes)
in terms of how many classzone type things we'd need? And the number
of classzone type things any given access would have to search through
for an access is constant? The number of zones searched would be
(worst case) linear to number of nodes?

As we're intending to code this real soon now, this is more than just idle
speculation for my own amusement ;-)



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