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SubjectRe: With Daniel Phillips Patch
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   From: "Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@scsiguy.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 15:40:30 -0600

I've started looking through the network devices for bloat caused
by the change in size of this type and I haven't found it anywhere.

Consider network drivers (most PCI ones) that keep track of:

struct sk_buff *skb;
dma_addr_t mapping;

pairs for each transmit packet. With your suggested change,
their structures will increase 32-bits in size for each entry
when CONFIG_HIGHMEM on x86 or on a 64-bit platform.

I mean, just grep for dma_addr_t in structures of these networking
drivers to see where the wasted space would be.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com

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