kernel memory allocations alignment

From: Hen, Shmulik (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 09:19:03 EST


When using kmalloc(size_t size), do I get a guaranty that the memory region
allocated is aligned according to the size specified ?
More to the point, if I call kmalloc for type int on an IA64 architecture is
the pointer going to be 8 bytes aligned ?

        Shmulik Hen
        Software Engineer
        Linux Advanced Networking Services
        Network Communications Group, Israel (NCGj)
        Intel Corporation Ltd.

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