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Alessio Igor Bogani May 18, 2011, 6:55 p.m. UTC
Dear Mr. Bird, Dear Mr. Kroah-Hartman,

Sorry for my very bad English.

2011/5/18 Tim Bird <tim.bird@am.sony.com>:
[...]
> Alessio - do you have any timings you can share for the speedup?

You can find a little benchmark using ftrace at end of this email:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/4/5/341

> On 05/17/2011 04:22 PM, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:56:03PM +0200, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
>>> This work was supported by a hardware donation from the CE Linux Forum.
[...]
>> Please explain why you make a change, not just who sponsored the change,
>> that's not very interesting to developers.

You are right. I apologize.

This patch is a missing piece (not essential it is only a further little
optimization) of this little patchset:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/4/16/48

Unfortunately I forgot to include this patch in the series (my first error)
then I avoided explaining the changes because I had thought that those were
already enough explained in the cover-letter of the patchset (my second error).

Sorry for my mistakes.

Is this better?

Subject: [PATCH] module: Use binary search in lookup_symbol()

The function is_exported() with its helper function lookup_symbol() are used to
verify if a provided symbol is effectively exported by the kernel or by the
modules. Now that both have their symbols sorted we can replace a linear search
with a binary search which provide a considerably speed-up.

This work was supported by a hardware donation from the CE Linux Forum.

Signed-off-by: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@kernel.org>
---
 kernel/module.c |    7 ++-----
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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Thank you very much!

Ciao,
Alessio
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Greg KH May 18, 2011, 7:22 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 08:55:25PM +0200, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
> Dear Mr. Bird, Dear Mr. Kroah-Hartman,
> 
> Sorry for my very bad English.
> 
> 2011/5/18 Tim Bird <tim.bird@am.sony.com>:
> [...]
> > Alessio - do you have any timings you can share for the speedup?
> 
> You can find a little benchmark using ftrace at end of this email:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/4/5/341
> 
> > On 05/17/2011 04:22 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> >> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:56:03PM +0200, Alessio Igor Bogani wrote:
> >>> This work was supported by a hardware donation from the CE Linux Forum.
> [...]
> >> Please explain why you make a change, not just who sponsored the change,
> >> that's not very interesting to developers.
> 
> You are right. I apologize.
> 
> This patch is a missing piece (not essential it is only a further little
> optimization) of this little patchset:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/4/16/48
> 
> Unfortunately I forgot to include this patch in the series (my first error)
> then I avoided explaining the changes because I had thought that those were
> already enough explained in the cover-letter of the patchset (my second error).
> 
> Sorry for my mistakes.
> 
> Is this better?
> 
> Subject: [PATCH] module: Use binary search in lookup_symbol()
> 
> The function is_exported() with its helper function lookup_symbol() are used to
> verify if a provided symbol is effectively exported by the kernel or by the
> modules. Now that both have their symbols sorted we can replace a linear search
> with a binary search which provide a considerably speed-up.
> 
> This work was supported by a hardware donation from the CE Linux Forum.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@kernel.org>

Much better, I have no objection to this at all.

	Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

Care to resend it without all the stuff above so someone (Rusty I guess)
can apply it?

thanks,

greg k-h
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Alessio Igor Bogani May 18, 2011, 8:35 p.m. UTC | #2
Dear Mr. Kroah-Hartman,

2011/5/18 Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>:
[...]
> Care to resend it without all the stuff above so someone (Rusty I guess)
> can apply it?

Sure! It'll follow in few minutes.

Thank you very much!

Ciao,
Alessio
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diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 1e2b657..795bdc7 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2055,11 +2055,8 @@  static const struct kernel_symbol *lookup_symbol(const char *name,
 	const struct kernel_symbol *start,
 	const struct kernel_symbol *stop)
 {
-	const struct kernel_symbol *ks = start;
-	for (; ks < stop; ks++)
-		if (strcmp(ks->name, name) == 0)
-			return ks;
-	return NULL;
+	return bsearch(name, start, stop - start,
+			sizeof(struct kernel_symbol), cmp_name);
 }
 
 static int is_exported(const char *name, unsigned long value,