[lvs-users] [PATCH v2] IPVS: logging sizeof(struct ip_vs_conn) on startup

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Tue Jul 28 01:19:27 BST 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:48:45AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Hannes Eder <heder at google.com>
> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:13:57 +0200
> > No more guessing, how much memory used by IPVS for a connection.
> > 
> > [ The number printed is a lower bound, as ip_vs_conn_cache uses
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Hannes Eder <heder at google.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au>
> Who needs to know this?  A developer?
> They can run tools such as 'pahole' et al. to fish out this
> information even when only a kernel binary is available.
> For the user, it's just noise.
> I'm not applying this, sorry.

Surprisingly its a very common question amongst users,
because they want to know how much memory they need.
It is of course all a bit silly, because the amount of
memory used by the connection table is usually very small,
but people still ask.

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