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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] slab: always consider arch mandated alignment
Pekka J Enberg wrote:

>On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Heiko Carstens wrote:
>>We only specify ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN, since that aligns only the kmalloc
>>caches, but it doesn't disable debugging on other caches that are created
>>via kmem_cache_create() where an alignment of e.g. 0 is specified.
>>The point of the first patch is: why should the slab cache be allowed to chose
>>an aligment that is less than what the caller specified? This does very likely
>>break things.
>Ah, yes, you are absolutely right. We need to respect caller mandated
>alignment too. How about this?
Good catch - I obviously never tested the code for an HWCACHE_ALIGN cache...

> Pekka
>[PATCH] slab: respect architecture and caller mandated alignment
>Ensure cache alignment is always at minimum what the architecture or
>caller mandates even if slab debugging is enabled.
>Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <>
Signed-off-by: Manfred Spraul <>

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