[Patch]: path.cc

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Sat Apr 10 11:03:00 GMT 2004

On Apr  9 23:19, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> Looking to the future, now that fs_info::update isn't really doing an
> update (a better name would be fs_info::get), it turns out that the
>   char name_storage[CYG_MAX_PATH];
>   char root_dir_storage[CYG_MAX_PATH];
> fields in fs_info can be removed (that requires a few other minor changes). 
> Doing that would cut down the size of a fhandler from about 920 bytes
> to 400, which looks like a good thing.

Yes, you're right.  I'm going to work on this.

> But coincidentally Corinna has also worked on related stuff today.
> With her edit an even more efficient option would be to change
>   fs_info fs; 
> to
>   fs_info * fs_ptr;
> in path_conv. Corinna, are you heading that way?

Not yet, no.  The global fs_info storage doesn't store information about
removable storage so the path_conv needs a local member to keep that

> I am somewhat concerned that the update of fsinfo isn't thread safe.
> I don't know how the overhead of making it thread safe compares with
> the overhead of the old method (not caching the fs_info).

I'll change that soon.


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