[dm-devel] [PATCH] md/dm-ioctl.c: optimize memory allocation in copy_params

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Wed Jul 23 12:54:07 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 08:16:58AM -0400, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> So, it means that you do not use device mapper at all. So, why are you 
> trying to change memory allocation in device mapper?
So the *test* they run is asking device-mapper to briefly reserve a 64KB
buffer when there is no data to report:  The answer is not to run that
pointless test:)

And if a single 64KB allocation really is a big deal, then patch 'vold'
in userspace so it doesn't ask for 64KB when it clearly doesn't need it!

+ int Devmapper::dumpState(SocketClient *c) {
+    char *buffer = (char *) malloc(1024 * 64);

The code has just
for all the other dm ioctls it issues.

Only use a larger value when it is needed i.e. if DM_BUFFER_FULL_FLAG gets set.


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