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Date:	Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:17:08 +0000
From:	Joe Thornber <>
To:	device-mapper development <>
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] Questions about the function, queue_empty in

On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 10:24:16PM -0500, nick wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I have a few questions about the function I stated in the message for this email.
> 1. What is the issues with the CPU usage for this function?

At the moment it can perform up to NR_QUEUE_LEVELS (16) list_empty()
calls.  Which I consider too much work for a function that is called

> 2. What hardware is this on ?


> 3. How scalable is this function in terms of NR_QUEUE_LEVELS and how many does it need to handle?

Linear.  NR_QUEUE_LEVELS is a compile time constant currently set to
16, and unlikely to change.

- Joe
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