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Various projects have demonstrated improved the symbol resolution time
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Various projects have demonstrated improved symbol resolution time
 
for kernel modules, using either binary trees or hash tables.  Each
 
for kernel modules, using either binary trees or hash tables.  Each
 
approach has its pros and cons, but as of January 2010 neither approach
 
approach has its pros and cons, but as of January 2010 neither approach

Revision as of 23:24, 25 January 2011

Summary
Mainline fast symbol resolution for kernel module loading
Proposer
Tim Bird

Description

Symbol resolution for loading kernel modules can take a long time, since the current symbol lookup mechanism in the kernel is a linear lookup.

Various projects have demonstrated improved symbol resolution time for kernel modules, using either binary trees or hash tables. Each approach has its pros and cons, but as of January 2010 neither approach has been mainlined.

This project would consist of mainlining one of these approaches to reducing symbol resolution time for kernel loadable modules.

Related work

Scope

Maybe 1 month?

Contractor Candidates

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