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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 2/2] module: Fix performance regression on modules with large symbol tables
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On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:15:02 -0800, Kevin Cernekee <cernekee@gmail.com> wrote:
> Potential memory savings from reusing EXACT strtab matches: 36,475 bytes
> total; 35,432 from nvidia.ko. For comparison, discarding non-core
> strtab entries saved about 91KB on my system.
...
> Original scheme: 1.230s
> With patch V2: 0.280s
> With naive copying: 0.058s

I'm deeply tempted. It's very simple, 46 lines shorter, preserves exact
matches, and doesn't have any strange slowdowns on corner cases.

But like Kevin, I could be convinced either way. Jan?

Thanks,
Rusty.


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