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From: "Fabio M. De Francesco" <>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: David Kershner <>,,,,
	Matthew Wilcox <>,
	Daniel Vetter <>,
	Dan Carpenter <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 RESEND] staging: unisys: visorhba: Convert module from IDR to XArray
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 18:56:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3316425.tqDOt8T8LQ@linux.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:50:15 PM CEST Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 10:11:11AM +0200, Fabio M. De Francesco wrote:
> > Converted visorhba from IDR to XArray. The abstract data type XArray is
> > more memory-efficient, parallelizable, and cache friendly. It takes
> > advantage of RCU to perform lookups without locking. Furthermore, IDR is
> > deprecated because XArray has a better (cleaner and more consistent)
> > API.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Fabio M. De Francesco <>
> > Reviewed-by: Dan Carpenter <>
> > ---
> Given a lack of response from the unisys maintainer, I'll go apply this
> now and see what breaks :)
Hi Greg,

I'm really grateful to you for having applied that patch notwithstanding the 
lack of response from Unisys. Understanding IDR, XArray, and the flow of the 
code, has been a hard task for a newcomer having only a month of experience to 
kernel development.

Thanks very much,

> thanks,
> greg k-h

      reply	other threads:[~2021-06-16 16:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-14  8:11 [PATCH v8 RESEND] staging: unisys: visorhba: Convert module from IDR to XArray Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-06-15 11:50 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-06-16 16:56   ` Fabio M. De Francesco [this message]

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