Re: [PATCH2 1/1] network memory allocator.

From: Evgeniy Polyakov
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 15:25:45 EST

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 09:57:12AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger (shemminger@xxxxxxxx) wrote:
> IMHO the network memory allocator is being a little too focused on one problem,
> rather than looking at a general enhancement.
> Have you looked into something like the talloc used by Samba (and others)?
> By having a context, we could do better resource tracking and also cleanup
> would be easier on removal.

Yes, I saw it - it is slow (not that big overhead, but it definitely not
the case where we can slow things down more).
Netwrok tree allocator can be used by other users too without any
problems ,mmu-less systems will greatly benefit from it.
There is nothing which prevent other than network cases, so I see no
problems there.

Evgeniy Polyakov
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