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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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