[PATCH 0/4] De-couple sysfs memory directories from memory sections

Nathan Fontenot nfont at austin.ibm.com
Tue Jan 11 05:47:22 EST 2011

On 01/10/2011 12:44 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:08:56PM -0600, Nathan Fontenot wrote:
>> This is a re-send of the remaining patches that did not make it
>> into the last kernel release for de-coupling sysfs memory
>> directories from memory sections.  The first three patches of the
>> previous set went in, and this is the remaining patches that
>> need to be applied.
> Well, it's a bit late right now, as we are merging stuff that is already
> in our trees, and we are busy with that, so this is likely to be ignored
> until after .38-rc1 is out.
> So, care to resend this after .38-rc1 is out so people can pay attention
> to it?

I was afraid of this. I didn't get a chance to get it out sooner but thought
I would send it out anyway.

>> The root of this issue is in sysfs directory creation. Every time
>> a directory is created a string compare is done against all sibling
>> directories to ensure we do not create duplicates.  The list of
>> directory nodes in sysfs is kept as an unsorted list which results
>> in this being an exponentially longer operation as the number of
>> directories are created.
> Are you sure this is still an issue?  I thought we solved this last
> kernel or so with a simple patch?

I'll go back and look at this again.


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