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SubjectRe: [PATCH] make radix tree gang lookup faster by using a bitmap search
James Bottomley wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 10:56 +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
>
>
>>Gang lookup is mainly used on IO paths but also on truncate,
>>which is a reasonably fast path on some workloads (James,
>>this is my suggestion for what you should test - truncate).
>>
>
>Actually, I don't think I can test this. In order to show a difference
>between index 5 and index 6 on 32 bit, I'd have to deal with files > 4GB
>in size. My 32 bit machines are the voyagers and only have 4GB discs.
>
>The machine with all the huge discs, is, naturally, ia64.
>
>

Sorry, I meant for testing your gang lookup speedups.

For testing regular lookups, yeah that's more difficult. For a
microbenchmark you can use sparse files, which can be a good
trick for testing pagecache performance without the IO.

Nick


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