[RFCv2][PATCH] flexible array implementation

Benjamin Blum bblum at google.com
Wed Jul 22 16:20:57 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Dave Hansen<dave at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 13:57 -0700, Benjamin Blum wrote:
>> Does the array automatically grow if you give it more elements than
>> you tell it it can have?
> The only limits it has or enforces are the structural and architectural
> ones dictated by the layout.
>> How about a resize() function that can be
>> used to either grow or shrink the array?
> I think growing is out of the question.  It has a fixed maximum size
> already.  As for shrinking, there's probably a use case for when
> something is large, then shrinks back down.  But, I think I'd want to
> see a user for it, otherwise I'm just guessing at it too much.
> -- Dave

Check out the reallocate logic in pidlist_uniq from my patch (the
series you linked).

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