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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/21] huge page clearing optimizations
On Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 08:49:57PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2022 at 10:56:01AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > I worry a bit about the insanity of the "gigantic" pages, and the
> > mem_map_next() games it plays, but that code is from 2008 and I really
> > doubt it makes any sense to keep around at least for x86. The source
> > of that abomination is powerpc, and I do not think that whole issue
> > with MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES makes any difference on x86, at least.
> Oh, argh, I meant to delete mem_map_next(), and forgot.
> If you need to use struct page (a later message hints you don't), just
> use nth_page() directly. I optimised it so it's not painful except on
> SPARSEMEM && !SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP back in December in commit 659508f9c936.
> And nobody cares about performance on SPARSEMEM && !SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP
> systems.

Oops, wrong commit. I meant 1cfcee728391 from June 2021.

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