Oddly, the nocongest patches took longer to complete the test but the
overall series reduces the test time by almost an hour or about in one
third of the time.
I also looked at the latency figures when allocating
huge pages and got this
So it looks like the latencies in general are reduced. The full series
reduces latency by massive amounts
but there is also a hint why nocongest
was slower overall. Its latencies were lower up to the point where 72%
of memory was allocated with huge pages. After the latencies were higher
but this problem is resolved later in the series.