On Sat, 21 Jun 2008, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> Not a direct explanation for the problem but the memory wastage could
> certainly can heretofore undiscovered locking dependencies to be
Well, not for these traces, no. The trace contains __slab_alloc() in the
call chain, which definitely fingers SLUB, not slab, despite the name
(slab calls its allocation routines "cache_alloc", while slub calls them
So the patch looks fine, and I applied it, but as Mel already mentioned,
it looks like it won't be making any difference for Alexander.