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Date:	15 Mar 2007 16:10:52 +0100
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	Benjamin LaHaise <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [patch 1/4] network dev read_mostly

Benjamin LaHaise <> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 02:08:18PM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > For Eric, mark packet type and network device watermarks
> > as read mostly.
> The following x86-64 bits might be intersting, as they allow you to 
> completely eliminate the memory access for run time defined constants.  

I like the concept, although the patch could still need a few cleanups.
But it would be useful in a couple of cases.

Disadvantage: it will likely lead to even more weird sysctls and hooks
because one of the best argument against them will be gone then @)


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