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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
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Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!
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+Numa policy hit/miss statistics
+
+/sys/devices/system/node/node*/numastat
+
+All units are pages. Hugepages have separate counters.
+
+numa_hit A process wanted to allocate memory from this node,
+ and succeeded.
+numa_miss A process wanted to allocate memory from this node,
+ but ended up with memory from another.
+numa_foreign A process wanted to allocate on another node,
+ but ended up with memory from this one.
+local_node A process ran on this node and got memory from it.
+other_node A process ran on this node and got memory from another node.
+interleave_hit Interleaving wanted to allocate from this node
+ and succeeded.
+
+For easier reading you can use the numastat utility from the numactl package
+(ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/ak/numa/numactl*). Note that it only works
+well right now on machines with a small number of CPUs.
+

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