Re: [00/17] Large Blocksize Support V3

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 03:44:30 EST

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:35:19 -0700 (PDT) Christoph Lameter <clameter@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:22:26 -0700 (PDT) Christoph Lameter <clameter@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > I will submit pieces to mm depending on the
> > > outcome of our discussions.
> > There's a ludicrous amount of MM work pending in -mm. It would probably be
> > less work at your end to see what ends up landing in 2.6.22-rc1.
> I am aware of that and thats why I kept this against upstream. The need
> right now is for justification and explanation. I had to go
> through a head spinning series of VM layers to get an idea how to do
> this in a clean way and then had to make additional passes to do minimal
> modifications to get this working so that it is testable.


Don't get me wrong - I do think this is neat code and is a good way of
addressing the problem. (I'm surprised that the mmap protopatch didn't
touch rmap.c).

But I don't think it's a slam dunk and I would like you to appreciate the
constraints which I believe we operate under. And I don't think we've
adequately considered alternative solutions to the immediate performance problems.

> Performance tests please...

On various HBAs, please ;)
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