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SubjectRe: [patch] epoll reduced (to 1) number of passes over the ready set ...
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> On Tuesday 27 February 2007 17:03, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 27 February 2007 03:32, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > > > Epoll is doing multiple passes over the ready set at the moment,
> > > > because of the constraints over the f_op->poll() call. Looking at the
> > > > code again, I noticed that we already hold the epoll semaphore in read,
> > > > and this (together with other locking conditions that hold while doing
> > > > an epoll_wait()) can lead to a smarter way to "ship" events to
> > > > userspace (in a single pass). I added more (even) more comments to the
> > > > code to explain the conditions why certain operations are safe.
> > > > This is a stress application that can be used to test the new code. It
> > > > spwans multiple thread and call epoll_wait() and epoll_ctl() from many
> > > > threads. Stress tested on my dual Opteron 254 w/out any problems.
> > >
> > > Davide,
> > >
> > > This is really cool, because the size of epitem would fit now in 128
> > > bytes instead of 192 (on x86_64 platforms). So we also reduce memory
> > > usage.
> >
> > Yeah, I forgot to mention that I removed the txlink member.
>
> I am pretty sure you can also remove revents member from epitem.
>
> It would greatly benefit to 32bits platforms, because resulting size would be
> 64 bytes instead of 68 (so a 50 % reduction because of 64 bytes alignment)

Yes indee. That does not need to exist anymore, once the de-coupled loop
is gone. Thx, I'll make a new patch later today.


- Davide


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