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From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
To: "xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org" <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>
Cc: "Andrew Cooper" <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	"George Dunlap" <george.dunlap@citrix.com>,
	"Wei Liu" <wl@xen.org>, "Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@citrix.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/8] x86/MCE: avoid effectively open-coding xmalloc_array()
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:56:03 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <631d4b11-cfc5-c609-6169-28ba08aa978c@suse.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <091b4b91-712f-3526-78d1-80d31faf8e41@suse.com>

There is a difference in generated code: xmalloc_bytes() forces
SMP_CACHE_BYTES alignment. But if code really cared about such higher
than default alignment, it should request so explicitly rather than
using a type-unsafe interface. And if e.g. cache line sharing was a
concern, the allocator itself should arrange to avoid such.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>

--- a/xen/arch/x86/cpu/mcheck/mctelem.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/cpu/mcheck/mctelem.c
@@ -345,7 +345,7 @@ void __init mctelem_init(unsigned int da
 
 	if ((mctctl.mctc_elems = xmalloc_array(struct mctelem_ent,
 	    MC_NENT)) == NULL ||
-	    (datarr = xmalloc_bytes(MC_NENT * datasz)) == NULL) {
+	    (datarr = xmalloc_array(char, MC_NENT * datasz)) == NULL) {
 		xfree(mctctl.mctc_elems);
 		printk("Allocations for MCA telemetry failed\n");
 		return;



  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-21 14:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-21 14:54 [PATCH v2 0/8] assorted replacement of x[mz]alloc_bytes() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:56 ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2021-04-21 14:56 ` [PATCH v2 2/8] x86/HVM: avoid effectively open-coding xmalloc_array() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:57 ` [PATCH v2 3/8] x86/oprofile: " Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:57 ` [PATCH v2 4/8] x86/IRQ: avoid over-alignment in alloc_pirq_struct() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 5/8] EFI/runtime: avoid effectively open-coding x{m,z}alloc_array() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 6/8] kexec: avoid effectively open-coding xzalloc_flex_struct() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:59 ` [PATCH v2 7/8] video/lfb: avoid effectively open-coding xzalloc_array() Jan Beulich
2021-04-21 14:59 ` [PATCH v2 8/8] Arm/optee: don't open-code xzalloc_flex_struct() Jan Beulich
2021-05-03 13:53   ` Ping: " Jan Beulich
2021-05-04 23:49     ` Volodymyr Babchuk
2021-04-21 15:23 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] assorted replacement of x[mz]alloc_bytes() Andrew Cooper
2021-04-21 15:32   ` Jan Beulich
2021-04-23  9:44   ` Jan Beulich

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