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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] idr: implement idr_alloc() and convert existing users

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:06:18AM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > Ooh, BTW, the cyclic allocation is broken. It's prone to -ENOSPC
> > after the first wraparound. There are several cyclic users in the
> > kernel and I think it probably would be best to implement cyclic
> > support in idr.
> Are you looking at this, by the way, or do you have any suggestions?
> Wondering if it's something I should try to fix or if I should look into
> converting to some other data structure here.

I am not working on it at the moment but I think the logical thing to
do would be implementing cyclic support in idr and enabling it with,
say, a different initializer - IDR_CYCLIC_INIT() or something. If you
wanna fix it, please go ahead. :)



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