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authorTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2006-09-27 01:50:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-27 08:26:17 -0700
commit8e18e2941c53416aa219708e7dcad21fb4bd6794 (patch)
tree44118f8b09556193ac93e0b71aecfa3e1d4bc182 /arch
parent6a1d9805ec506d8b9d04450997707da5f643d87c (diff)
[PATCH] inode_diet: Replace inode.u.generic_ip with inode.i_private
The following patches reduce the size of the VFS inode structure by 28 bytes on a UP x86. (It would be more on an x86_64 system). This is a 10% reduction in the inode size on a UP kernel that is configured in a production mode (i.e., with no spinlock or other debugging functions enabled; if you want to save memory taken up by in-core inodes, the first thing you should do is disable the debugging options; they are responsible for a huge amount of bloat in the VFS inode structure). This patch: The filesystem or device-specific pointer in the inode is inside a union, which is pretty pointless given that all 30+ users of this field have been using the void pointer. Get rid of the union and rename it to i_private, with a comment to explain who is allowed to use the void pointer. This is just a cleanup, but it allows us to reuse the union 'u' for something something where the union will actually be used. [judith@osdl.org: powerpc build fix] Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Signed-off-by: Judith Lebzelter <judith@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
4 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
index 7b4572805db..b837f12a84a 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/inode.c
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ spufs_new_file(struct super_block *sb, struct dentry *dentry,
ret = 0;
inode->i_op = &spufs_file_iops;
inode->i_fop = fops;
- inode->u.generic_ip = SPUFS_I(inode)->i_ctx = get_spu_context(ctx);
+ inode->i_private = SPUFS_I(inode)->i_ctx = get_spu_context(ctx);
d_add(dentry, inode);
return ret;
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hvCall_inst.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hvCall_inst.c
index 641e6511cf0..446e17d162a 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hvCall_inst.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hvCall_inst.c
@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ static int hcall_inst_seq_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
rc = seq_open(file, &hcall_inst_seq_ops);
seq = file->private_data;
- seq->private = file->f_dentry->d_inode->u.generic_ip;
+ seq->private = file->f_dentry->d_inode->i_private;
return rc;
diff --git a/arch/s390/hypfs/inode.c b/arch/s390/hypfs/inode.c
index bdade5f2e32..8735024d235 100644
--- a/arch/s390/hypfs/inode.c
+++ b/arch/s390/hypfs/inode.c
@@ -104,13 +104,13 @@ static struct inode *hypfs_make_inode(struct super_block *sb, int mode)
static void hypfs_drop_inode(struct inode *inode)
- kfree(inode->u.generic_ip);
+ kfree(inode->i_private);
static int hypfs_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
- char *data = filp->f_dentry->d_inode->u.generic_ip;
+ char *data = filp->f_dentry->d_inode->i_private;
struct hypfs_sb_info *fs_info;
if (filp->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE) {
@@ -352,7 +352,7 @@ static struct dentry *hypfs_create_file(struct super_block *sb,
} else
- inode->u.generic_ip = data;
+ inode->i_private = data;
d_instantiate(dentry, inode);
return dentry;
diff --git a/arch/s390/kernel/debug.c b/arch/s390/kernel/debug.c
index 7ba20922a53..43f3d0c7e13 100644
--- a/arch/s390/kernel/debug.c
+++ b/arch/s390/kernel/debug.c
@@ -603,7 +603,7 @@ debug_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
debug_info_t *debug_info, *debug_info_snapshot;
- debug_info = (struct debug_info*)file->f_dentry->d_inode->u.generic_ip;
+ debug_info = file->f_dentry->d_inode->i_private;
/* find debug view */
for (i = 0; i < DEBUG_MAX_VIEWS; i++) {
if (!debug_info->views[i])