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SubjectRe: [PATCH] module: kzalloc mod->ref
At Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:35:33 -0500,
Kyle McMartin wrote:
> From: Kyle McMartin <>
> Dynamically allocate mod->ref instead of fixing it in the struct module.
> Reduces on disk space wasted in the module .ko, and kills a loop
> initializing the local_t it contains since we can just kzalloc it.
> This matters when we're talking about large NR_CPUS.
> Signed-off-by: Kyle McMartin <>
> ---
> The patch removing cacheline_aligned from struct module_ref should be
> applied as well to cut down on the amount of memory we allocate. This
> patch makes a nice stopgap until we have per_cpu module references.
> cheers, Kyle

Similar patches (including mine) have been already posted, but no
proceed until now...



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