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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/4] kstrdup optimization
Hi Andi, Andreas,

Thanks for comments.

On 12/30/2014 10:29 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> This symmetry issue probably could be cleanly avoided only
>> by having kfree() itself contain such an identifying check, as you suggest
>> (thereby slowing down kfree() performance).
> It actually shouldn't slow it down. kfree already complains if you free
> a non slab page, this could be just in front of the error check.
> The bigger concern is that it may hide some programing errors elsewhere
> though. So it's probably better to keep it a separate function.

Shall I interpret it as preliminary ack?

If yes, I can repost it without RFC prefix. Anyway I need to:
- add EXPORT_SYMBOL(kstrdup_const),
- add kerneldocs for both functions.

I can also add patch constifying mnt->mnt_devname in alloc_vfsmnt,
on my test platform it could save 13 additional allocations.


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