Re: [PATCH 4/4] zsmalloc: zsmalloc: align cache line size

From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
Date: Fri May 11 2012 - 15:12:48 EST

> >> 1. zs_handle zs_malloc(size_t size, gfp_t flags) - share a pool by many subsystem(like kmalloc)
> >> 2. zs_handle zs_malloc_pool(struct zs_pool *pool, size_t size) - use own pool(like kmem_cache_alloc)
> >>
> >> Any thoughts?
> >
> > I don't have any objections to adding this kind of
> > capability to zsmalloc. But since we are just speculating
> > that this capability would be used by some future
> > kernel subsystem, isn't it normal kernel protocol for
> > this new capability NOT to be added until that future
> > kernel subsystem creates a need for it.
> Now zram makes pool per block device and a embedded system may use zram
> for several block device, ex) swap device, several compressed tmpfs
> In such case, share pool is better than private pool because embedded system
> don't mount/umount frequently on such directories since booting.
> >
> > As I said in reply to the other thread, there is missing
> > functionality in zsmalloc that is making it difficult for
> > it to be used by zcache. It would be good if Seth
> > and Nitin (and any other kernel developers) would work
> So, if you guys post TODO list, it helps fix the direction.
> > on those issues before adding capabilities for non-existent
> > future users of zsmalloc.
> I think it's not urgent than zs_handle mess.

I am having a hard time parsing that. Are you saying that
this is not as important as the zs_handle fixup? I think
that is what you meant, but what to make sure.
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