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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] Backing Store for sysfs (Overhauled)
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:34:04AM -0800, Patrick Mochel wrote:
>
> I still think that keeping the directories static and only creating the
> leaf (file) dentries dynamically is the best tradeoff between complexity
> and memory consumption.

Sounds like after the locking in the current patches fixed, this
should perhaps be implemented and compared for locking complexity
and memory consumption.

>
> It will require some minor infrastructural modification to associate a
> kobject with all of its leaf nodes, but the result will be cleaner, and
> the worst-case memory consumption will be less than your patches with a
> per-attribute-per-kobject data structure (which there currently isn't).

Would a smaller replacement for the sysfs_dirent structure to link
just leaf nodes to kobject be close to what infrastructural
modifications you are talking about ?

Thanks
Dipankar
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