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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 6/7] scripts/sorttable: Add ORC unwind tables sort concurrently
On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 05:43:49PM +0800, Shile Zhang wrote:
> On 2019/11/15 17:07, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 02:47:49PM +0800, Shile Zhang wrote:

> > > +/**
> > > + * sort - sort an array of elements
> > > + * @base: pointer to data to sort
> > > + * @num: number of elements
> > > + * @size: size of each element
> > > + * @cmp_func: pointer to comparison function
> > > + * @swap_func: pointer to swap function
> > > + *
> > > + * This function does a heapsort on the given array. You may provide a
> > > + * swap_func function optimized to your element type.
> > > + *
> > > + * Sorting time is O(n log n) both on average and worst-case. While
> > > + * qsort is about 20% faster on average, it suffers from exploitable
> > > + * O(n*n) worst-case behavior and extra memory requirements that make
> > > + * it less suitable for kernel use.
> > > + *
> > > + * This code token out of /lib/sort.c.
> > > + */
> > > +static void sort(void *base, size_t num, size_t size,
> > > + int (*cmp_func)(const void *, const void *),
> > > + void (*swap_func)(void *, void *, int size))
> > > +{

> > > +}

> > Do we really need to copy the heapsort implementation? That is, why not
> > use libc's qsort() ? This is userspace after all.
>
> Yes, I think qsort is better choice than copy-paste here. But qsort does not
> support customized swap func, which is needed for ORC unwind swap two tables
> together.
> I think it's hard to do with qsort, so I used sort same with original orc
> unwind table sort.

Urgh, you're right. That's unforunate.

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