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SubjectRe: [PATCH v20 4/7] virtio-balloon: VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_SG
On 01/03/2018 10:29 AM, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> The radix tree convention is objectively awful, which is why I'm working
>> to change it. Specifying the GFP flags at radix tree initialisation time
>> rather than allocation time leads to all kinds of confusion. The preload
>> API is a pretty awful workaround, and it will go away once the XArray
>> is working correctly. That said, there's no alternative to it without
>> making XBitmap depend on XArray, and I don't want to hold you up there.
>> So there's an xb_preload for the moment.
> I'm ready to propose cvbmp shown below as an alternative to xbitmap (but
> specialized for virtio-balloon case). Wei, can you do some benchmarking
> between xbitmap and cvbmp?
> ----------------------------------------
> cvbmp: clustered values bitmap

I don't think we need to replace xbitmap, at least at this stage. The
new implementation doesn't look simpler at all, and virtio-balloon has
worked well with xbitmap.

I would suggest you to send out the new implementation for discussion
after this series ends, and justify with better performance results if
you could get.


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