[PATCH][nandsim]Fix RAM wasting via kmalloc (take 2)

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind at infradead.org
Thu Nov 13 08:06:02 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 13:14 +0000, Alexey Korolev wrote:
> Hi All,
> Nandsim consumes ~2x more RAM than the density of simulated device. 
> It becomes critical if we need to simulate 256MB NAND and run stress tests 
> on it.
> We investigated the reasons. nandsim allocates space for pages using kmalloc
> function. The size of LP nand page is 2112 bytes.
> kmalloc gets space from slab pools by chunks 2^n. So if we need to kmalloc
> 2112 bytes, 4096 bytes will be consumed by system.
> The best way to avoid this issue would be using kmem_cache allocations. AFAIK
> this mechanism specially designed to handle cases when arrays of allocations
> are used.

Would you please send a version which checks return pointer of
kmem_cache_alloc() for NULL?

Best regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)

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