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SubjectRe: Why is kmem_bufctl_t different across platforms?
Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@mac.com> wrote:
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> While exploring the asm-*/types.h files, I discovered that the
> type "kmem_bufctl_t" is differently defined across each platform,
> sometimes as a short, and sometimes as an int. The only file
> where it's used is mm/slab.c, and as far as I can tell, that file
> doesn't care at all, aside from preferring it to be a small-sized
> type.

I don't think there's any good reason for this. -mm's
slab-leak-detector.patch switches them all to unsigned long.
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