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SubjectRe: [PATCH] smp: fix smp_call_function_single_async prototype
On 4/29/21 9:09 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> As of commit 966a967116e6 ("smp: Avoid using two cache lines for struct
> call_single_data"), the smp code prefers 32-byte aligned call_single_data
> objects for performance reasons, but the block layer includes an instance
> of this structure in the main 'struct request' that is more senstive
> to size than to performance here, see 4ccafe032005 ("block: unalign
> call_single_data in struct request").
> The result is a violation of the calling conventions that clang correctly
> points out:
> block/blk-mq.c:630:39: warning: passing 8-byte aligned argument to 32-byte aligned parameter 2 of 'smp_call_function_single_async' may result in an unaligned pointer access [-Walign-mismatch]
> smp_call_function_single_async(cpu, &rq->csd);
> It does seem that the usage of the call_single_data without cache line
> alignment should still be allowed by the smp code, so just change the
> function prototype so it accepts both, but leave the default alignment
> unchanged for the other users. This seems better to me than adding
> a local hack to shut up an otherwise correct warning in the caller.

I think that's the right approach, rather than work-around it in eg

Acked-by: Jens Axboe <>

Jens Axboe

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