>>>>> "Andi" == Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> writes:
Andi> (case in point: we have at least one report that routing
Andi> performance breaks down with ip_conntrack when memory size is
Andi> increased over 1GB on P3s. The hash table size depends on the
Andi> memory size. The problem does not occur on P4s. P4s have larger
Andi> TLBs than P3s.)
That's a non-obvious result.
I'll bet that most of the memory-size based hash tables in the kernel
suffer from similar problems. A good topic for a paper, I'd say.
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