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Re: uvm & percpu

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 15:29:05 +0100
Sad Clouds <> wrote:

> A better way would be for cpu to have its own counter, which is
> incremented until it reaches a certain threshold. At the threshold, the
> global counter is incremented by the local counter.
> It all depends on the logic of what the counter is supposed to do. But
> it doesn't have to be very expensive, i.e. if it's just a statistics
> counter, you can do the above trick to reduce contention.

Another way would be for the cpu+global values to only be assembled
when statistics are requested, unless there's active code taking that
global counter into consideration frequently.

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