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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] WorkStruct: Shrink work_struct by two thirds
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Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:

> waaaaaaaay too many rejects for me, sorry. This is quite the worst time in
> the kernel cycle to be preparing patches like this. Especially when they're
> against mainline when everyone has so much material pending.

Actually... there is a way to do this sort of incrementally, I think:

(1) Turn this sort of thing:

do_work(struct x *x)
{
...
}

queue_x(struct x *x)
{
INIT_WORK(&x->work, do_work, x);
schedule_work(&x->work)
}

Into this sort of thing:

#define DECLARE_IMMEDIATE_WORK(w, f) DECLARE_WORK((w), (f), (w))
#define DECLARE_DELAYED_WORK(w, f) DECLARE_WORK((w), (f), (w))
#define INIT_IMMEDIATE_WORK(w, f) INIT_WORK((w), (f), (w))
#define INIT_DELAYED_WORK(w, f) INIT_WORK((w), (f), (w))

do_work(struct work_struct *work)
{
struct x *x = container_of(work, struct x, work);
...
}

queue_x(struct x *x)
{
INIT_IMMEDIATE_WORK(&x->work, do_work); //or
INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&x->work, do_work);
schedule_work(&x->work)
}

(2) Make delayed_work equivalent to work_struct:

#define delayed_work work_struct

(3) Then apply the rest of the patches such that they remove the #defines as
appropriate.

Might that help?

David
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