Re: [PATCH] idr: Document ida tree sections

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Fri Aug 09 2013 - 10:58:08 EST


On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 01:51:17PM -0700, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> + * So if the max section size is 64k, that's ~4096 sections, with 8 byte
> + * pointers that's a little over 32k for the pointers to sections.
> + *
> + * That means max size sections are order 4 page allocations.

Order 4 allocations for common data structure doesn't really sound
like a good idea to me. It's gonna work fine on relatively large
machines but suck on mobile / small embedded devices, many of which
are still struggling with 32bit address space and compaction may not
be enabled. It just doens't make sense to me to impose 64k
allocations from low level library function like ida.


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