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SubjectRe: Question about Reiser4
Theodore Tso wrote:
>>>
>> Now, to be fair, there are probably a number of cases where
>> open/lseek/readv/close and open/lseek/writev/close would be worth doing
>> as a single system call. The big problem as far as I can see involves
>> EINTR handling; such a system call has serious restartability implications.
>
> Sure, but Hans wants to change /etc/inetd.conf into /etc/inetd.conf.d,
> where you have: /etc/inetd.conf.d/telnet/port,
> /etc/inetd.conf.d/telnet/protocol, /etc/inetd.conf.d/telnet/wait,
> /etc/inetd.conf.d/telnet/userid, /etc/inetd.conf.d/telnet/daemon,
> etc. for each individual line in /etc/inetd.conf. (And where each
> file might only contains 2-4 characters each: i.e., "23", "tcp",
> "root", etc.)
>
> So it's not enough just to collapse open/pread/close into a single
> system call; in order to gain back the performance squandered by all
> of these itsy-bitsy tiny little files. You want to collapse the
> open/pread/close for many of these little files into a single system
> call, hence Hans's insistence on sys_reiser4(); otherwise his scheme
> doesn't work all that well at all.
>

Heh. sys_read_tree() -- walk a directory tree and return it as a data
structure in memory :)

-hpa
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