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Re: DBE table ordering

To: "Gleb O. Raiko" <raiko@niisi.msk.ru>
Subject: Re: DBE table ordering
From: Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 19:49:35 +1000
Cc: "'linux-mips@oss.sgi.com'" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:37:14 +0400." <3CBE93CA.EB27DB1A@niisi.msk.ru>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:37:14 +0400, 
"Gleb O. Raiko" <raiko@niisi.msk.ru> wrote:
>If you really hate this behaviour and want to change it, I guess just
>linear serach is OK.

Performance matters for these tables.  It is worth doing one sort at
boot time to let the kernel run faster all the time.  For some tables
(ia64 unwind) the API mandates that the table be in ascending order.

I just sent a general sort routine to l-k for comments before I do the
rest of the work.


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