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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] devres: Explicitly align datai[] to 64-bit
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 04:45:50PM +0300, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> diff --git a/drivers/base/devres.c b/drivers/base/devres.c
> index f98a097e73f2..d65327cb83c9 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/devres.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/devres.c
> @@ -24,8 +24,12 @@ struct devres_node {
>
> struct devres {
> struct devres_node node;
> - /* -- 3 pointers */
> - unsigned long long data[]; /* guarantee ull alignment */
> + /*
> + * data[] must be 64 bit aligned even on 32 bit architectures
> + * because it might be accessed by instructions that require
> + * aligned memory arguments such as atomic64_t.
> + */
> + u8 __aligned(8) data[];
> };

From a quick reading in Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt this
devres muck is supposed to be device memory, right?

atomics (as in atomic*_t) are not defined for use on mmio.

wth kind of code is relying on this?

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