[PATCH 1/7] cgroups: Shrink struct cgroup_subsys

Li Zefan lizf at cn.fujitsu.com
Tue Nov 9 16:52:34 PST 2010

Paul Menage wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Li Zefan <lizf at cn.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>> bool active;
>> bool disabled;
>> ...
>> ?
>> With alignment 5-8 bool values == 8 bytes in 64-bit machine, compared to
>> 4 bytes with the approach this patch takes.
> I meant specifying it as:
> bool active:1;
> bool disabled:1;

It won't compile, but unsigned char active:1 will do. ;)

> i.e. keeping the bit-sized flags but also keeping the bool semantics.
> Having said that, I'm not really sure why saving 12 bytes per
> subsystem is worth a patch.

Every thing that reduces code size (without sacrifice readability
and maintain maintainability) should be worth.

This is one of the reasons we accept patches that replacing
kmalloc+memset with kzalloc, which just saves 8 bytes in my box.

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