Re: [PATCH 5/7] [RFC] force 32-byte aligned kmallocs

From: Eric Van Hensbergen
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 20:48:00 EST

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-18 at 16:24 -0500, Eric Van Hensbergen wrote:
>> +#if defined(CONFIG_NOT_COHERENT_CACHE) || defined(CONFIG_BGP)
>>  #endif
> Is DMA cache coherent on BG/P ? That's odd for a 4xx base :-)

My understanding of things (which could be totally wrong) is that the
DMA we care about on BG/P (namely the Torus and Collective networks)
is coherent at the L2. Of course the change in question is talking
about L1_CACHE_BYTES, so my reading of this is that its a sleazy way
of getting aligned mallocs that make interactions with the tightly
coupled networks easier/more-efficient. I'm open to alternative

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