Re: [PATCH 1/2] Make the batch size of the percpu_counterconfigurable
From: Tim Chen
Date: Tue Apr 30 2013 - 13:55:48 EST
On Tue, 2013-04-30 at 17:53 +0000, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2013, Tim Chen wrote:
> > > And why is it a pointer?
> > A pointer because the default percpu_counter_batch value could change
> > later when cpus come online after we initialize per cpu counter and
> > percpu_counter_batch will get computed again in percpu_counter_startup.
> > Making it a pointer will make it unnecessary to come back and change the
> > batch sizes if we use static batch value and default batch size.
> But you will have to dereference the pointer whenever you want the batch
> size from the hot path. Looks like it would be better to put the value
> there directly. You have a list of percpu counters that can be traversed
> to change the batch size.
I have considered that. But the list is not available unless we have
CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU compiled in.
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