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SubjectRe: Why is kmem_bufctl_t different across platforms?
On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 02:55:03PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Kyle Moffett <> wrote:
> >
> > 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.

What about moving it to include/linux/types.h ?



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