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From: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
To: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] epoll reduced (to 1) number of passes over the ready set ...
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:13:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702281213.59695.dada1@cosmosbay.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702270802140.5315@alien.or.mcafeemobile.com>

On Tuesday 27 February 2007 17:03, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > On Tuesday 27 February 2007 03:32, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > > Epoll is doing multiple passes over the ready set at the moment,
> > > because of the constraints over the f_op->poll() call. Looking at the
> > > code again, I noticed that we already hold the epoll semaphore in read,
> > > and this (together with other locking conditions that hold while doing
> > > an epoll_wait()) can lead to a smarter way to "ship" events to
> > > userspace (in a single pass). I added more (even) more comments to the
> > > code to explain the conditions why certain operations are safe.
> > > This is a stress application that can be used to test the new code. It
> > > spwans multiple thread and call epoll_wait() and epoll_ctl() from many
> > > threads. Stress tested on my dual Opteron 254 w/out any problems.
> >
> > Davide,
> >
> > This is really cool, because the size of epitem would fit now in 128
> > bytes instead of 192 (on x86_64 platforms). So we also reduce memory
> > usage.
>
> Yeah, I forgot to mention that I removed the txlink member.

I am pretty sure you can also remove revents member from epitem.

It would greatly benefit to 32bits platforms, because resulting size would be 
64 bytes instead of 68 (so a 50 % reduction because of 64 bytes alignment)

Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-28 11:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-27  2:32 Davide Libenzi
2007-02-27  4:00 ` Linus Torvalds
2007-02-27  4:14   ` Davide Libenzi
2007-02-27  9:15 ` Eric Dumazet
2007-02-27 16:03   ` Davide Libenzi
2007-02-28 11:13     ` Eric Dumazet [this message]
2007-02-28 15:29       ` Davide Libenzi

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