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Date:	Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:06:24 -0800 (PST)
From:	Christoph Lameter <clameter@....com>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 5/6] slab: kmem_cache_objs_to_pages()

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> Right, perhaps my bad in wording the intent; the needed information is
> how many more pages would I need to grow the slab with in order to store
> so many new object.

Would you not have to take objects currently available in 
caches into account? If you are short on memory then a flushing of all the 
caches may give you the memory you need (especially on a system with a 
large number of processors).

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