Re: [PATCH] Sort kallsyms in name order: kernel shrinks by 30k

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 01:04:00 EST

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 09:16:56AM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> A binary search as stands doesn't help much because we still need to
> iterate through the names. We could do "address, nameindex" pairs, but
> with stem compression we need to at least wade back some way to decode
> the name.

Yes, but that iteration is bounded.

> I have a 30-line static huffman decoder (from the IDE mini-oopser) which
> we could use instead of stem compression, which we could combine with
> "address, bitoffset" pairs which would be about 20k smaller and faster
> than the current approach, but is it worth the trouble?

Probably not.

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