linux/Documentation/numastat.txt
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   2Numa policy hit/miss statistics
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   4/sys/devices/system/node/node*/numastat
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   6All units are pages. Hugepages have separate counters.
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   8numa_hit                        A process wanted to allocate memory from this node,
   9                                        and succeeded.
  10numa_miss                       A process wanted to allocate memory from another node,
  11                                        but ended up with memory from this node.
  12numa_foreign            A process wanted to allocate on this node,
  13                                    but ended up with memory from another one.
  14local_node                      A process ran on this node and got memory from it.
  15other_node                      A process ran on this node and got memory from another node.
  16interleave_hit          Interleaving wanted to allocate from this node
  17                                        and succeeded.
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  19For easier reading you can use the numastat utility from the numactl package
  20(ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/ak/numa/numactl*). Note that it only works
  21well right now on machines with a small number of CPUs.
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