* Andi Kleen <20050308181844.GA37392@xxxxxx> 2005-03-08 19:18
> There are some other savings possible e.g. from a quick look:
> - skb->list is afaik totally unnecessary and probably even unused.
> - struct timeval could be an optimized structure using 32bit
> for the sub second part.
> (would need moving it somewhere else, otherwise alignment doesn't help)
> - Are really three device pointers needed? Perhaps things can
> be a bit optimized here.
Likely that real_dev can be moved to cb. I would like to keep indev
though, it really helps at policy routing decisions.
> - Hippi could be finally changed to use skb->cb instead of its
> private field.
> - is skb->security still needed? It should be obsolete with ->sec_path, no?
> Would only help together with the timestamp optimization.
security has been unused for quite some time as far as I can see.
Anyone going for a patch? Otherwise I'll give it a try.
Speaking of it, I see tcp_sock is marginal over 2**10 on 32 bit archs and
Stephen's plans to outsource the cc bits brings us closer to the border.
Would it be worth to try and get it below 2**10? I spotted some places
for optimizations but not enough to really save the needed amount.