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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
To: Nadia.Derbey@bull.net
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Nadia.Derbey@bull.net
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 6/6] automatic tuning applied to some kernel components
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:56:38 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070122115638.835b26a1.akpm@osdl.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070116063030.761795000@bull.net>

> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 07:15:22 +0100 Nadia.Derbey@bull.net wrote:
> The following kernel components register a tunable structure and call the
> auto-tuning routine:
>   . file system
>   . shared memory (per namespace)
>   . semaphore (per namespace)
>   . message queues (per namespace)

This is the part of the patch series which really matters, and I just don't
understand it :(

Why do we want to autotune these things?  What problem is this patch series
solving?  Please describe this part of the work much, much more completely,
so we can understand the need to add such a large amount of code to the
kernel.

It seems strange that the whole feature is Kconfigurable.  Please also
explain the thinking behind that.

I suspect the patches would be much simpler if you simply required that all
these new tunables be of type `long'.  About seven eighths of the code
would go away.  As would most of those eye-popping macros.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-22 19:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-16  6:15 [RFC][PATCH 0/6] Automatice kernel tunables (AKT) Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 1/6] Tunable structure and registration routines Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-25  0:32   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-01-25 16:26     ` Nadia Derbey
2007-01-25 16:34       ` Randy Dunlap
2007-01-25 17:01         ` Nadia Derbey
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 2/6] auto_tuning activation Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 3/6] tunables associated kobjects Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 4/6] min and max kobjects Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-24 22:41   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-01-25 16:34     ` Nadia Derbey
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 5/6] per namespace tunables Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-24 22:41   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-01-16  6:15 ` [RFC][PATCH 6/6] automatic tuning applied to some kernel components Nadia.Derbey
2007-01-22 19:56   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-01-23 14:40     ` Nadia Derbey
2007-02-07 21:18       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-09 12:27         ` Nadia Derbey
2007-02-09 18:35           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-13  9:06             ` Nadia Derbey
2007-02-13 10:10               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  7:07                 ` Nadia Derbey
2007-02-15  7:49                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  8:25                     ` Nadia Derbey
2007-02-14 13:56 Al Boldi

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