Re: New dcache not using slab allocator?

Ingo Molnar (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 11:20:19 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Martin von Loewis wrote:

> So I really don't see why there is no dedicated pool for dcache entries.
> Of course, the file name associated with a dentry is variable-sized,
> and should be managed using kmalloc.

i think the reason is that 'mm/simp.c' is the real dcache allocator, but
it's still buggy, so we fall back to kmalloc(). SIMP is even faster than

-- mingo