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Re: Hashed locking for the namecache
On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:43:15PM +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/cache.diff
> > This patch uses a hash of locks to cover forward lookup in the namecache.
> > On an 8-core box it cuts the time for 'build.sh -j16 release' by about 5%.
> > We could probably do something a lot more efficient with garbage collection.
> > But, this patch is simple and I think it could be a stepping stone towards
> > a more better scheme.
> > Comments?
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew
> cache_lookup() sometimes modifies caches. eg. "goto remove" cases.
Sigh - I didn't see that. Ok, here is a first cut of a patch that uses
garbage collection to batch removals of entries from the forward lookup
hash. The reclaim mechanism isn't very good and I think it may still have
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