Re: [MODSLAB 0/7] A modular slab allocator V1

From: Matt Mackall
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 04:40:18 EST

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 09:52:54AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > 1. shrink_slab takes a function to move object. Using that
> > function slabs can be defragmented to ease slab reclaim.
> Does that help with the inefficient dcache/icache pruning?

There was a fair amount of debate on this at the VM summit.

The approach we thought was most promising started with splitting the
dcache into directory and leaf entries.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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