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SubjectRe: cdrom changes in test13-pre2 slow down cdrom access by 70%
> > >
> > > The cdrom changes that went into test13-pre2 really kill the performance
> > > of my cdrom. I'm using cdparanoia to read audio data, and it normally

... cut ...

> Anyway, do you think a 'try to allocate 8, if that fails, try to
> allocate 1' solution would be a simple compromise? That should be easy
> to do, based on the above code (if kmalloc returns NULL && frames > 1,
> frames = 1, retry...).
>

Jens,

Here's a version of the above idea, ontop of the patch you sent. It's
cut and pasted, but I don't think it's whitespace mangled... I haven't
actually run with this patch, but it does compile :-)

--- drivers/cdrom//cdrom.c 2000/12/26 17:53:14 1.6.4.2
+++ drivers/cdrom//cdrom.c 2000/12/26 21:39:42
@@ -2004,8 +2004,15 @@

frames = ra.nframes > 8 ? 8 : ra.nframes;

- if ((cgc.buffer = (char *) kmalloc(CD_FRAMESIZE_RAW * frames,
GFP_KERNEL)) == NULL)
- return -ENOMEM;
+ retry:
+ if ((cgc.buffer = (char *) kmalloc(CD_FRAMESIZE_RAW * frames,
GFP_KERNEL)) == NULL) {
+ if (frames > 1) {
+ frames = 1;
+ goto retry;
+ } else {
+ return -ENOMEM;
+ }
+ }

if (!access_ok(VERIFY_WRITE, ra.buf, ra.nframes*CD_FRAMESIZE_RAW)) {
kfree(cgc.buffer);
David


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