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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Shijie Huang <shijie@amperemail.onmicrosoft.com>,
	song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com, torvalds@linux-foundation.org,
	viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk, Frank Wang <zwang@amperecomputing.com>
Subject: Re: Is it possible to implement the per-node page cache for programs/libraries?
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 20:01:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YTJxFgD0kKPs51dz@casper.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1630652670.aplcvu6g23.astroid@bobo.none>

On Fri, Sep 03, 2021 at 05:10:31PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> Excerpts from Matthew Wilcox's message of September 2, 2021 8:17 pm:
> > On Thu, Sep 02, 2021 at 01:25:36PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> >> > I have been thinking about this a bit; one of our internal performance
> >> > teams flagged the potential performance win to me a few months ago.
> >> > I don't have a concrete design for text replication yet; there have been
> >> > various attempts over the years, but none were particularly compelling.
> >> 
> >> What was not compelling about it?
> > 
> > It wasn't merged, so clearly it wasn't compelling enough?
> 
> Ha ha. It sounded like you had some reasons you didn't find it 
> particularly compelling :P

I haven't studied it in detail, but it seems to me that your patch (from
2007!) chooses whether to store pages or pcache_desc pointers in i_pages.
Was there a reason you chose to do it that way instead of having per-node
i_mapping pointers?  (And which way would you choose to do it now, given
the infrastructure we have now?)

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03 19:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-01  3:07 Shijie Huang
2021-09-01  3:07 ` Shijie Huang
2021-09-01  2:09 ` Barry Song
2021-09-01  2:09   ` Barry Song
2021-09-01  3:25 ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-01 13:30   ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-01 14:25     ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-01 11:32       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-01 23:58       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-02  0:15         ` Barry Song
2021-09-02  0:15           ` Barry Song
2021-09-02  1:13           ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-02  1:13             ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-02 10:16         ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-02  3:25   ` Nicholas Piggin
2021-09-02 10:17     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-09-03  7:10       ` Nicholas Piggin
2021-09-03 19:01         ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2021-09-03 19:08           ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-03 19:08             ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-06  9:56             ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-03 23:42           ` Nicholas Piggin
2021-09-01  4:55 ` Al Viro
2021-09-01 13:10   ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-01 17:24   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-01 17:24     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-01 17:29     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-01 17:29       ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-01 22:56       ` Barry Song
2021-09-01 22:56         ` Barry Song
2021-09-02 10:12         ` Huang Shijie
2021-09-02 10:08       ` Huang Shijie

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