Re: [PATCH][5th RESENT] backport 2.5 inode allocation changes
Jeff Garzik (email@example.com)
Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:10:45 -0400
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> It allows to break worst-offenders like NFS out of the big inode union
> and make VM balancing better by wasting less ram for inodes. It also
> speedups filesystems that don't want to touch that union in struct
> inode, like JFS, XFS or FreeVxFS (once switched over). It is a straight
> backport from Al's code in 2.5 and has proven stable in Red Hat's
> recent beta releases (limbo, null). Al has ACKed my patch submission.
> Credits go to Daniel Phillips for the initial design.
> NOTE: you want my b_inode removal patch applied before this one.
IMO this patch (and b_inode before it) look ok...
but I have a feeling we will have a public disagreement over actually
shrinking the size of the inode struct... [but this patch does not do
that, so IMO it's fine]
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