On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > The problem is that just aligning the main allocation to some boundary > doesn't mean the hot part of the allocation is properly aligned. shmem.c > in fact can't really do much about that - so fully moving the > responsibility seems more likely to ensure that future code thinks about > alignment.
That's true, but if you don't align the beginnings of the allocations, then it's a lot more complicated for the code to properly align stuff within the allocation. It's got to insert a variable amount of padding based on the alignment it happens to get. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers