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SubjectRe: [14/14] vcompound: Avoid vmalloc for ehash_locks
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From: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 08:02:11 +0100

> But, isnt it defeating the purpose of this *particular* vmalloc() use ?
>
> CONFIG_NUMA and vmalloc() at boot time means :
>
> Try to distribute the pages on several nodes.
>
> Memory pressure on ehash_locks[] is so high we definitly want to spread it.
>
> (for similar uses of vmalloc(), see also hashdist=1 )
>
> Also, please CC netdev for network patches :)

I agree with Eric, converting any of the networking hash
allocations to this new facility is not the right thing
to do.


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