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Date:	Fri, 04 May 2012 10:52:24 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	eric.dumazet@...il.com
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: skb_peek()/skb_peek_tail() cleanups

From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 15:01:31 +0200

> On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 09:41 -0400, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
>> Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:31:46 +0200
>> 
>> > From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
>> > 
>> > remove useless casts and rename variables for less confusion.
>> > 
>> > Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
>> 
>> Applied, I really need to get back to completing the list_head
>> conversion :-/
> 
> Actually doubly linked lists everywhere has a performance issue.
> 
> When we dequeue one skb, we must bring in cpu cache the next skb as
> well, to perform the unlink.
> 
> In some places it would be better to not have a double linked list, and
> only perform a prefetch(skb->next).

Indeed, I'll keep this in mind.
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