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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Optimize relay_alloc_page_array() slightly by using vzalloc rather than vmalloc and memset
* Jesper Juhl (jj@chaosbits.net) wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>
> > * Jens Axboe (axboe@kernel.dk) wrote:
> > > On 2010-11-01 09:41, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> > > > * Jens Axboe (axboe@kernel.dk) wrote:
> > > >>> On 2010-10-30 17:47, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > > >>>> BLK_DEV_IO_TRACE seems to still select RELAY. Has it completed its
> > > >>>> transition to either Ftrace or Perf ? Depending on Jens, moving blktrace
> > > >>>> relay dependency to the Generic Ring Buffer Library might be a good
> > > >>>> option to consider.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> The blktrace user bits is still (by far) the most wide spread way that
> > > >>> blktrace is used in the field, and those still rely on relayfs. So no,
> > > >>> we can't kill it now.
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Mathieu Desnoyers
> > > > <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca> wrote:
> > > >> What I am proposing is that the Generic Ring Buffer Library could
> > > >> replace relayfs without changing any of the interfaces blktrace exposes
> > > >> to user-space. Indeed, I would not remove relayfs unless there was a
> > > >> replacement.
> > > >
> > > > We don't in general NAK cleanups because of future features or
> > > > removals that may or may not happen.
> > >
> > > Agree, this is parallel to whether or not we can transition blktrace to
> > > using the generic ring buffer library or not. If the current patch
> > > proposed makes sense, then it should go in regardless of
> > > potential/future plans.
> >
> > Agreed. Thanks,
> >
>
> As I read the discussion over the last day or so, since I last checked my
> mail, there are no longer any objections to the patch. Correct?

Yes,

Acked-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>

> If that's the case, who will merge it? and should I resend it with various
> peoples Acked-by: lines? or?

Yep, this might make the maintainer's work easier, I think. As for who
will merge it, good question. Andrew ?

Thanks,

Mathieu

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Mathieu Desnoyers
Operating System Efficiency R&D Consultant
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com


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