On Saturday 25 June 2016 16:44:06 Sven Eckelmann wrote:
The translation table (global, local) is usually the part of batman-adv which has the most dynamical allocated objects. Most of them (tt_local_entry, tt_global_entry, tt_orig_list_entry, tt_change_node, tt_req_node, tt_roam_node) are equally sized. So it makes sense to have them allocated from a kmem_cache for each type.
This approach allowed a small wireless router (TP-Link TL-841NDv8; SLUB allocator) to store 34% more translation table entries compared to the current implementation.
Here is the changelog (since the RFC):
v2: - use kmem_cache_zalloc instead of kmem_cache_alloc + memset as suggested by Linus - add cache batadv_tt_change_cache, batadv_tt_req_cache, batadv_tt_roam_cache - Added Reported-by - rewrote commit message - summarize+link the results from Linus' tests
Kind regards, Sven