Re: [PATCH] rework inode allocation to allow filesystems more control

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 00:55:30 EST

On Wednesday 11 September 2002 14:55, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> This patch adds ->alloc_inode and ->destroy_inode super operations to
> allow the filesystem control the allocation of struct inode, e.g. to
> have it's private inode and the VFS one n the same slab cache.
> This 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.

How about a credit for the original author/designer? Yes, that was me.

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