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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] net drivers and cache alignment
    "David S. Miller" wrote:
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    > From: Andrew Morton <akpm@digeo.com>
    > Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:29:16 -0800
    >
    > Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > > Attached is cut #2. Thanks for all the near-instant feedback so far :)
    > > Andrew, does the attached still need padding on SMP?
    >
    > It needs padding _only_ on SMP. ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp.
    >
    > non-smp machines lack L2 caches? That's new to me :-)
    >
    > More seriously, there are real benefits on non-SMP systems.

    Then I am most confused. None of these fields will be put under
    busmastering or anything like that, so what advantage is there in
    spreading them out?
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