On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 10:45:36 -0600 (CST)
YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / _$B5HF#1QL@ <yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> more jiffies normalizations reported to userspace, in core/neighbour.c.
> +extern int proc_dointvec_userhz_jiffies(ctl_table *, int, struct file *,
> + void __user *, size_t *);
This function is huge and it reuses a lot of existing logic.
Cannot you implement it simply like this:
int proc_dointvec_userhz_jiffies(ctl_table *, int, struct file *,
void __user *, size_t *)
Linus, what we need here is a function that converts to/from
USER_HZ and HZ jiffies for a few sysctl knobs in core/neighbour.c
Yoshfuji copied all of the logic of routines such as do_proc_dointvec()
replacing the "conv" conversion multiplies and divides with calls to
jiffies_to_clock_t() and friends. While this is the cleanest implementation
it sure wastes a lot of code for such a minor difference in behavior.
Won't my above idea work?
Another idea is to change do_proc_dointvec() to take a conversion function
pointer instead of this "conv" thing. Maybe even proc_dointvec_minmax()
could be implemented in terms of do_proc_dointvec() with such a scheme.