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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v2] devres: Really align data field to unsigned long long
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Hi David,

On Mon, 2018-07-09 at 10:18 +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Alexey Brodkin
> > Sent: 09 July 2018 11:00
>
> ...
> > That's a good idea indeed but it doesn't solve the problem with
> > struct devres_node. Consider the following snippet:
> > -------------------------------->8-------------------------------
> > struct mystruct {
> > atomic64_t myvar;
> > }
> >
> > struct mystruct *p;
> > p = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(*p), GFP_KERNEL);
> > -------------------------------->8-------------------------------
> >
> > Here myvar address will match address of "data" member of struct devres_node.
> > So if "data" is has offset of 12 bytes from the beginning of a page then
> > myvar won't be 64-bit aligned regardless of myvar's attribute, right?
>
> ...
> > > > - unsigned long long data[]; /* guarantee ull alignment */
>
> Ahh, that line should be:
> u8 data[] __aligned(8); /* Guarantee 64bit alignment */

And that pretty much what I suggested in my initial patch :)

For the record x86 has exactly the same atomic64_t as you suggested,
see https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/arch/x86/include/asm/atomic64_32.h#L13:
---------------------->8------------------
typedef struct {
u64 __aligned(8) counter;
} atomic64_t;
---------------------->8------------------

-Alexey
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