On Wed, 12 Oct 2016, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote: > > +arguments must specify the empty set. If the "local node" is low > > +on free memory the kernel will try to allocate memory from other > > +nodes. The kernel will allocate memory from the "local node" > > +whenever memory for this node is available. If the "local node" > > +is not allowed by the process's current cpuset context the kernel > > +will try to allocate memory from other nodes. The kernel will > > +allocate memory from the "local node" whenever it becomes allowed > > +by the process's current cpuset context. In contrast > > +.B MPOL_DEFAULT > > +reverts to the policy of the process which may have been set with > > +.BR set_mempolicy (2). > > +It may not be the "local allocation". > > What is the sense of "may not be" here? (And repeated below). > Is the meaning "this could be something other than"? > Presumably the answer is yes, in which case I'll clarify > the wording there. Let me know.
Someone may have set for example a round robin policy with numactl --interleave before starting the process? Then allocations will go through all nodes. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-doc" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html