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Date:   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:20:58 +0800
From:   Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
To:     Christopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
Cc:     Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>,
        Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@...tuozzo.com>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Ming Lei <tom.leiming@...il.com>,
        linux-block <linux-block@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-mm <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Linux FS Devel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open list:XFS FILESYSTEM" <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        Dave Chinner <dchinner@...hat.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: block: DMA alignment of IO buffer allocated from slab

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 03:17:16PM +0000, Christopher Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Sep 2018, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> 
> > /*
> >  * kmalloc and friends return ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN aligned
> >  * pointers. kmem_cache_alloc and friends return ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN
> >  * aligned pointers.
> >  */
> 
> kmalloc alignment is only guaranteed to ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN. That power
> of 2 byte caches (without certain options) are aligned to the power of 2
> is due to the nature that these objects are stored in SLUB. Other
> allocators may behave different and actually different debug options
> result in different alignments. You cannot rely on that.
> 
> ARCH_KMALLOC minalign shows the mininum alignment guarantees. If that is
> not sufficient and you do not want to change the arch guarantees then you
> can open you own slab cache with kmem_cache_create() where you can specify
> different alignment requirements.

Christopher, thank you for clarifying the point!

Then looks it should be reasonable for XFS to switch to kmem_cache_create()
for addressing this issue.

Thanks,
Ming

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