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Date:	Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:54:34 -0800
From:	Dave Hansen <>
To:	Andrea Arcangeli <>
	Michael J Wolf <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/6] more detailed per-process transparent
 hugepage statistics

On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 01:07 +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > I guess we could also try and figure out whether the khugepaged CPU
> > overhead really comes from the scanning or the collapsing operations
> > themselves.  Should be as easy as some oprofiling.
> Actually I already know, the scanning is super fast. So it's no real
> big deal to increase the scanning. It's big deal only if there are
> plenty more of collapse/split. Compared to the KSM scan, the
> khugepaged scan costs nothing.

Just FYI, I did some profiling on a workload that constantly split and
joined pages.  Very little of the overhead was in the scanning itself,
so I think you're dead-on here.

-- Dave

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