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SubjectRe: [slubllv7 06/17] slub: Add cmpxchg_double_slab()
On Tue, 12 Jul 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> On 07/12/2011 09:47 AM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Jul 2011, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >
> >> Le mardi 12 juillet 2011 à 10:59 -0500, Christoph Lameter a écrit :
> >>
> >>> We do not need to have _count included. This is just there because the
> >>> field is in the way on 64 bit and we can only do 2x 64 bit cmpxchges. On
> >>> 32 bi we can drop _count from "counters".
> >>
> >> OK, thanks for clarification.
> >
> > Still I'd like to get some ideas on how to make the whole thing much
> > cleaner. Isnt there some way to convert a struct to an unsigned long
> > without going through a union? And a way to convert a struct + 32 bit
> > atomic_t into a 64 bit unsigned long? Would simplify things significantly.
>
> If you know it is in memory you can cast ("pun") the pointer.

Well I use a page struct on the stack now to put the information in memory
and then use the union to cast it.

> If it's not in memory that can be inefficient, though.

Yeah. Isnt there some C trick to cast a word size struct to unsigned long?
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