Re: [patch 2/2] slab: always consider arch mandated alignment

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Wed Jul 26 2006 - 15:29:12 EST

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Manfred Spraul wrote:

> > So we sacrifice the ability to worsen the performance of slabs by
> > misaligning them for debugging purposes.
> >
> If a slab user can live with misaligned objects, then he shouldn't set align.
> Thus we do not sacrifice anything.

A slab user is setting alignment in order to optimize performance not for
correctness. Most users that I know of can live with misalignments. If
that would not be the case then this code would never have worked.

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