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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] network memory allocator.
On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 02:40:08AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 10:38:37 +0100
>
> > We could, but I'd rather waste 4 bytes in struct net_device than
> > having such ugly warts in common code.
>
> Why not instead have struct device store some default node value?
> The node decision will be sub-optimal on non-pci but it won't crash.

Right now we don't even have the node stored in the pci_dev structure but
only arch-specific accessor functions/macros. We could change those to
take a struct device instead and make them return -1 for everything non-pci
as we already do in architectures that don't support those helpers. -1
means 'any node' for all common allocators.
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