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Date:	Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:16:20 +0900
From:	Minchan Kim <>
To:	Kautuk Consul <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Mel Gorman <>,
	KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>,
	Tejun Heo <>, Minchan Kim <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] page_alloc.c: Slightly improve the logic in

Hi Kautuk,

On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 09:18:25AM -0500, Kautuk Consul wrote:
> The loop in __alloc_pages_high_priority() seems to be checking for
> (!page) and (gfp_mask & __GFP_NOFAIL) multiple times.
> In fact, we don't really need to check (gfp_mask & __GFP_NOFAIL)
> for every iteration of the loop as the gfp_mask remains constant.
> Slightly improve the logic in __alloc_pages_high_priority() to
> eliminate these multiple condition checks.

Thansk for your effort.

Surely we don't need mutliple condition check but it's not fast-path
and not a problem about readability. So I don't want to increase text
size unnecessary if it doesn't have a benefit.

barrios@...rios:~/linux-2.6$ size mm/page_alloc.o
   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
  32772	   1307	    576	  34655	   875f	mm/page_alloc.o
barrios@...rios:~/linux-2.6$ size mm/page_alloc.o.your_patch 
   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
  32804	   1307	    576	  34687	   877f	mm/page_alloc.o.patch
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