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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:19:19 +1000
From:	Dave Chinner <>
To:	Zhi Yong Wu <>
	Zhi Yong Wu <>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2 02/10] vfs: add support for updating access frequency

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:53:07AM +0800, Zhi Yong Wu wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Dave Chinner <> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 08:56:27PM +0800, wrote:
> > I note that the code will always insert range items of a length
> > RANGE_SIZE. This means you have a fixed object granularity and hence
> > you have no need for a range based search. That is, you could use a
> > radix tree where each entry in the radix tree points directly to the
> > range object similar to how the page cache uses a radix tree for
> > indexing pages. That brings the possibility of lockless range item
> > lookups....
> Great suggestion, but can we temporarily put it in TODO list? because
> it will bring one big code change.

Sure. I just wanted to point out that there are better choices for
indexing fixed size elements than rb-trees and why it might make
sense to use a different type of tree.


Dave Chinner
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