3.5 merge window part 2
Posted Jun 1, 2012 6:49 UTC (Fri) by alonz
Parent article: 3.5 merge window part 2
> The removal of old code continues; victims include […] the lumpy reclaim mechanism.
> The contiguous memory allocator patch set, designed to make life easier on systems where large chunks of physically-contiguous memory are needed on occasion, has been merged at last. […]
Will these two new developments play well together?
(When removing lumpy reclaim, Mel Gorman indicated “Mainline is now impaired in terms of high order allocation under heavy
load”. CMA, as I am given to understand, very much depends on high-order allocations—at least inside its own dedicated zone.)
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