[PATCH 00/05] robust per_cpu allocation for modules

Nick Piggin nickpiggin at yahoo.com.au
Sat Apr 15 15:32:10 EST 2006

Steven Rostedt wrote:

>  would now create a variable called per_cpu_offset__myint in
> the .data.percpu_offset section.  This variable will point to the (if
> defined in the kernel) __per_cpu_offset[] array.  If this was a module
> variable, it would point to the module per_cpu_offset[] array which is
> created when the modules is loaded.

If I'm following you correctly, this adds another dependent load
to a per-CPU data access, and from memory that isn't node-affine.

If so, I think people with SMP and NUMA kernels would care more
about performance and scalability than the few k of memory this

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