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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] devres: Explicitly align datai[] to 64-bit
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Hi Peter,

On Mon, 2018-07-09 at 16:10 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 04:07:17PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 04:45:50PM +0300, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > > --- 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[];
> > > };
> >
> > Seeing that this ends up in a semi generic allocation thing, I don't
> > feel this should be different from ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN.
>
> In fact, since alloc_dr() uses kmalloc() to allocate the entire thing,
> it is impossible to guarantee a larger alignment than kmalloc does.

Well but 4-bytes [which is critical for atomic64_t] should be much less
than a sane cache line length so above should work.

-Alexey
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