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

From: Pekka J Enberg
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 00:27:55 EST

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> 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.

No, caller and architecture mandated alignment is set for correctness. The
slab allocator can already optimize for performance on its own

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