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CONFIG_KMEMTRACE: Trace SLAB allocations

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_KMEMTRACE:

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kmemtrace provides tracing for slab allocator functions, such as kmalloc, kfree, kmem_cache_alloc, kmem_cache_free, etc. Collected data is then fed to the userspace application in order to analyse allocation hotspots, internal fragmentation and so on, making it possible to see how well an allocator performs, as well as debug and profile kernel code.

This requires an userspace application to use. See Documentation/trace/kmemtrace.txt for more information.

Saying Y will make the kernel somewhat larger and slower. However, if you disable kmemtrace at run-time or boot-time, the performance impact is minimal (depending on the arch the kernel is built for).

If unsure, say N.

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