RE: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 72/95] devres: Align data[] to ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN

From: Alexey Brodkin
Date: Tue May 07 2019 - 10:16:31 EST

Hi Greg,


> > > This is not needed in any of the older kernels, despite what the stable@
> > > line said, as it ends up taking a lot of memory up for all other arches.
> > > That's why I only applied it to the one kernel version. I'm betting
> > > that it will be eventually reverted when people notice it as well :)
> >
> > That very well might become the case but then we're back to the initial problem,
> > right? So maybe some other more future-proof solution should be implemented?
> Possibly yes.
> > See initially we discussed simple explicit 8-byte alignment which won't change
> > data layout for most of arches while fixing our issue on ARC but for some reason
> > people were not happy with that proposal and that's how we ended-up with what we
> > discuss here now.
> I'm not disagreeing that this is a valid solution for you, I wasn't part
> of the original discussion, sorry. Just that this probably isn't
> something that should be backported to older kernels at this point in
> time.

That's fine for now.

Then if it ever gets reverted in Linux tree hopefully I'll be CCed and
it will be enough time to come up with a better fix.