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    SubjectRe: [patch v2] epoll use a single inode ...
    On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

    > Eric Dumazet wrote:
    > >
    > > For epoll, I suspect this is harmless : Programs dont allocate epolls fd
    > > every milli second, but at startup only.
    > >
    > > For pipes/sockets, using a 64 bits would be problematic, because sprintf()
    > > uses a divide for each digit. And a divide is slow. Ten divides are *very*
    > > slow.
    > >
    >
    > That's true for *any* sprintf(), though. sprintf() converts all its arguments
    > to 64 bits.

    Sigh! We *always* do do_div(), even for the more trivial %x case.
    Anyway, it does not really matter for the type of dfs will be applied to.


    - Davide


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