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Date:	Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:56:50 +0200
From:	Michael Mueller <mimu@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
Cc:	Romain Francoise <romain@...bokech.com>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
	virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, borntraeger@...ibm.com,
	cornelia.huck@...ibm.com, ddongch@...ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] vhost: avoid large order allocations

On Tue, 13 May 2014 18:15:27 +0300
"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 04:29:58PM +0200, Romain Francoise wrote:
> > "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com> writes:
> > 
> > > Please dont' do this, extra indirection hurts performance.
> > > Instead, please change vhost_net_open and scsi to allocate the whole
> > > structure with vmalloc if kmalloc fails, along the lines of
> > > 74d332c13b2148ae934ea94dac1745ae92efe8e5
> > 
> > Back in January 2013, you didn't seem to think it was a good idea:
> > 
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/1/23/492
> 
> Hmm true, and Dave thought the structure's too large.
> I'll have to do some benchmarks to see what the effect
> of Michael's patch is, performance-wise.
> If it's too expensive I can pick up your patch, no need to
> repost.
> 

Hi Michael,

do you have any update in this case for us?

Michael

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