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Date:	Thu, 22 Mar 2007 22:14:49 +0300
From:	Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@....mipt.ru>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	shemminger@...ux-foundation.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [ANN] Unified dynamic storage for different socket types instead of separate hash tables.

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 12:03:46PM -0700, David Miller (davem@...emloft.net) wrote:
> From: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@....mipt.ru>
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 21:59:44 +0300
> 
> > Yes, current code does not support statistics.
> > Existing stats run over whole hash table, I do not like such approach,
> > so I will introduce a per-protocol lists of all sockets, which can be
> > accessed from statistics code, but it is next step.
> 
> We are _NOT_ bloating up the socket structure even more because your
> data structure does not support a "iterate over all objects"
> operation.

And to be absolutely clear - existing interface does not support it too
- we iterate over every single hash entry, and then over every single
item in the chain (if it exists). I can create the same for the tree -
it is not complex at all, but it is not the most optimal solution, and 
since I remove several entries, I think it is not that bad to remove a 
bit less and optimize 'iterate over all object' case a bit.

-- 
	Evgeniy Polyakov
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