[PATCH] pci.id performance patch
kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Fri Oct 13 03:35:21 PDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 12:10 +0200, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> On Thursday 12 October 2006 18:23, Artem Kachitchkine wrote:
> > FWIW, if we want HAL to run on embedded/limited resource platforms, we
> > should probably invest time in making it more modular and customizable.
> > 600KB is really nothing on a regular PC,
> And on a embedded plattform you don't have/should have such a big pci.id file.
> Such machines have a limited number of known devices and should also use a
> pci.id file with limited information.
That's true for pci, but you never know what usb device will show up on
a small device, and that's the same problem.
Why not compile it into a simple indexed berkeley db file. That's how
every mailserver works with huge alias tables. That way you don't need
to allocate any memory, have fast access and efficient lookup.
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