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Date:   Fri, 24 May 2019 16:58:37 +0800
From:   "cgxu519@...o.com.cn" <cgxu519@...o.com.cn>
To:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:     jack@...e.com, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext2: optimize ext2_xattr_get()

On Fri, 2019-05-24 at 10:07 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Fri 24-05-19 10:07:05, cgxu519@...o.com.cn wrote:
> > On Thu, 2019-05-23 at 16:46 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > On Tue 21-05-19 16:21:39, Chengguang Xu wrote:
> > > > Since xattr entry names are sorted, we don't have
> > > > to continue when current entry name is greater than
> > > > target.
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Chengguang Xu <cgxu519@...o.com.cn>
> > > 
> > > Thanks for the patch! If we are going to do these comparisons in multiple
> > > places, then please create a helper function to do the comparison (so that
> > > we have the same comparison in every place). Something like:
> > > 
> > > int ext2_xattr_cmp(int name_index, size_t name_len, const char *name,
> > > 		   struct ext2_xattr_entry *entry)
> > > 
> > 
> > Hi Jan,
> > 
> > Thanks for the review and advice. 
> > 
> > You are right we should introduce a helper to handle this part of work
> > and personally I think maybe implementing a helper to find target entry
> > will be more useful, do you think it makes sense?
> 
> It makes sense but ext2_xattr_set() also computes min_offs and last during
> the search so using the search function in that case won't be a readbility
> win I guess. So I'm not sure the search function pays off in the end.

Yes, I noticed that too, I plan to set min_offs pointer as function parameter
so that we can seperate different search modes based on it.

Thanks,
Chengguang


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