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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] mm subsystem refcounter conversions
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> The performance implications of this proposal are terrifying.
>
> I suggest adding a set of non-debug inlined refcount functions which
> just fall back to the simple atomic.h operations.
>
> And add a new CONFIG_DEBUG_REFCOUNT. So the performance (and code
> size!) with CONFIG_DEBUG_REFCOUNT=n is unaltered from present code.
> And make CONFIG_DEBUG_REFCOUNT suitably difficult to set.

I agree. Refcounts are used in many performance-critical sites
within the network subsystem.

Thanks,
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