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SubjectRE: [RESEND PATCH v2] devres: Really align data field to unsigned long long
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From: Geert Uytterhoeven
> Sent: 09 July 2018 10:23
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com> wrote:
> > From: Alexey Brodkin
> > > Sent: 09 July 2018 05:45
> > > Depending on ABI "long long" type of a particular 32-bit CPU
> > > might be aligned by either word (32-bits) or double word (64-bits).
> > > Make sure "data" is really 64-bit aligned for any 32-bit CPU.
> > >
> > > At least for 32-bit ARC cores ABI requires "long long" types
> > > to be aligned by normal 32-bit word. This makes "data" field aligned to
> > > 12 bytes. Which is still OK as long as we use 32-bit data only.
> > >
> > > But once we want to use native atomic64_t type (i.e. when we use special
> > > instructions LLOCKD/SCONDD for accessing 64-bit data) we easily hit
> > > misaligned access exception.
> >
> > Shouldn't there be a typedef for the actual type.
> > Perhaps it is even atomic64_t ?
> > And have the __aligned(8) applied to that typedef ??
>
> That indeed sounds like the best thing to do, as it will fix this issue in other
> places, too.

Something like:
typedef struct {
u64 val __aligned(8);
} atomic64_t;

would pick up most errors.
Including all the places that fail to use atomic_read().

David

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