Re: [Xen-devel] __ia64__ ifdef in xmalloc.c: "Fix ar.unat handling forfast paths"

From: Rusty Russell <>
Date: 2005-11-24 10:22:50
On Wed, 2005-11-23 at 15:37 +0000, Keir Fraser wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2005, at 15:07, Luck, Tony wrote:
> >> It's not hard to support arbitrary alignment, at the cost of burning
> >> some space. We should probably do that.
> >
> > The "we" in that last sentence is the Xen team ... referring
> > to making fixes to xmalloc?
> Correct. But I've thought more on it and I guess that actually the 
> number of cases where we have structures with alignment requirements 
> stricter than SMP_CACHE_BYTES will be very small. In fact I can't think 
> of any in Xen right now. :-)

Right, which was why the original BUG_ON() which started this

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