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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/12] tmpfs: use kmemdup for short symlinks
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Hugh Dickins <> wrote:
> But we've not yet removed the old swp_entry_t i_direct[16] from
> shmem_inode_info.  That's because it was still being shared with the
> inline symlink.  Remove it now (saving 64 or 128 bytes from shmem inode
> size), and use kmemdup() for short symlinks, say, those up to 128 bytes.
> I wonder why mpol_free_shared_policy() is done in shmem_destroy_inode()
> rather than shmem_evict_inode(), where we usually do such freeing?  I
> guess it doesn't matter, and I'm not into NUMA mpol testing right now.
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>

Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <>
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