Re: [RFC 0/4] reduce pid_namespace footprint when not configured

From: Rasmus Villemoes
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 17:34:11 EST

On Wed, Sep 30 2015, ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:

> Rasmus Villemoes <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> A few suggestions for reducing the footprint of pid namespaces when
>> CONFIG_PID_NS=n. The savings are admittedly not huge:
>> $ scripts/bloat-o-meter /tmp/vmlinux.master vmlinux
>> add/remove: 0/7 grow/shrink: 30/25 up/down: 368/-1032 (-664)
> #ifdefs in C files.
> More code to maintain.
> Very minor savings.
> I don't think it is worth the pain. If anything I would prefer to
> remove CONFIG_PID_NS. The CONFIG_PID_NS ifdef really is about keeping
> from exposing people to the feature tha don't use it more than it is
> about size reduction.
> Or do you have a case where this makes the difference between a usable
> kernel and a kernel that is not?

No, it was mostly a small tinification effort, and we'd presumably also
save a few cycles on thread creation, but not anything measurable.


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