Re: [PATCH] lz4: fix performance regressions
From: Sven Schmidt
Date: Mon Feb 13 2017 - 06:54:04 EST
On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:41:17PM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 04:20:00PM +0100, Sven Schmidt wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 02:05:08PM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > > Hi Sven,
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 12:16:18PM +0100, Sven Schmidt wrote:
> > > > Fix performance regressions compared to current kernel LZ4
> > >
> > > Your patch contains mostly style cleanups which certainly are welcome
> > > but make the whole patch hard to review. These cleanups would have been
> > > better into a separate, preliminary patch IMHO.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Willy
> > Hi Willy,
> > the problem was, I wanted to compare my version to the upstream LZ4 to find bugs (as with my last patch version: wrong indentation in LZ4HC
> > in two for loops). But since the LZ4 code is a pain to read, I made additional style cleanups "on the way".
> Oh I can easily understand!
> > Hope you can manage to review the patch though, because it is difficult to separate the cleanups now.
> When I need to split a patch into pieces, usually what I do is that I
> revert it, re-apply it without committing, then "git add -p", validate
> all the hunks to be taken as the first patch (ie here the cleanups),
> commit, then commit the rest as a separate one. It seems to me that the
> fix is in the last few hunks though I'm not sure yet.
I didn't know about this 'trick' until now. Thanks for sharing it! I gave it a short try recently, that's really cool!
Since the problem discussed in this branch of this thread seems to be solved (see Minchans E-Mail), I won't split the patches, though.
Or is there an actual need for doing so? I will send an updated patchset (containing these patches + the other ones suggested by Eric) later.