[PATCH 3/3 v3] vfs_glusterfs: Samba VFS module for glusterfs

Anand Avati avati at redhat.com
Mon May 20 17:10:32 MDT 2013

On 5/20/13 3:38 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-05-20 at 03:11 -0400, Anand Avati wrote:
>> Implement a Samba VFS plugin for glusterfs based on gluster's gfapi.
>> This is a "bottom" vfs plugin (not something to be stacked on top of
>> another module), and translates (most) calls into closest actions
>> on gfapi.
> Thanks for getting back to us.
> The comment I have is however still around the realloc stuff.  Is
> talloc_realloc() so slow that there is such value in having the code
> realloc 1024 or 16 more entries than are required?
> It would seem clearer if we just allocated exactly the array size
> needed.   That would also allow bounds checkers like valgrind to
> correctly know the 'real' allocated size.
> It just smells to me like premature optimisation, and means you have to
> do the partial array memset() which always makes me nervous.
> That said, this isn't an objection, just an observation.

It wasn't really about talloc_XXX() being slow. It is just a standard 
technique generally used in many places. I can change the code to 
increase allocation count by one if anybody else too shares your opinion.


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