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Date:   Wed, 27 May 2020 16:21:55 -0600
From:   David Ahern <dsahern@...il.com>
To:     Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <eesposit@...hat.com>
Cc:     kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>,
        Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <e.emanuelegiuseppe@...il.com>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Jonathan Adams <jwadams@...gle.com>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-mips@...r.kernel.org, kvm-ppc@...r.kernel.org,
        linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] Statsfs: a new ram-based file system for Linux
 kernel statistics

On 5/27/20 3:07 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> I see what you meant now.  statsfs can also be used to enumerate objects
> if one is so inclined (with the prototype in patch 7, for example, each
> network interface becomes a directory).

there are many use cases that have 100's to 1000's have network devices.
Having a sysfs entry per device already bloats memory usage for these
use cases; another filesystem with an entry per device makes that worse.
Really the wrong direction for large scale systems.

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