DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2009-04
Re: DragonFly-22.214.171.1248.gd7215 master sys/dev/netif/emx if_emx.h
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Matthew Dillon
> :Yeah. However, could you tell me the major reason you want to put
> :__cachealign in struct field? I guess you worried about emx_rxdata
> :being used outside of emx_softc?
> :Best Regards,
> It's more obvious that the array needs to be cache-aligned if it is
> in the softc structure. Also, it's more C-like. Putting storage
> attributes on structural definitions is not very C-like. The storage
> attributes should be on declarations instead.
Mmm, setting __cachealign on struct field (i.e. in emx_softc) does not
achieve what I want here: I want the struct's size to be (N *
cacheline_size) in addition to be cacheline_size aligned. So in
ifpoll, CPU0's writing to rx_data will not pollute rx_data's
cache in CPU1.
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