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SubjectRE: [patch] speed up single bio_vec allocation
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Andi Kleen wrote on Thursday, December 07, 2006 6:28 PM
> "Chen, Kenneth W" <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com> writes:
> > I tried to use cache_line_size() to find out the alignment of struct bio, but
> > stumbled on that it is a runtime function for x86_64.
>
> It's a single global variable access:
>
> #define cache_line_size() (boot_cpu_data.x86_cache_alignment)
>
> Or do you mean it caused cache misses? boot_cpu_data is cache aligned
> and practically read only, so there shouldn't be any false sharing at least.

No, I was looking for a generic constant that describes cache line size.
I needed a constant in order to avoid runtime check and to rely on compiler
to optimize a conditional check away.
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