Re: [PATCH] Fix undefined/miscompiled construct in kernel parameters

From: Richard Henderson (
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 19:49:57 EST

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:23:41AM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Since Andi reports that even that doesn't work for x86-64, I'd say
> apply this patch based on his: it's an arbitrary change anyway.

No, Andi located the *real* problem. The compiler was over-aligning
these objects, which added padding, which broke the array semantics
you were looking for. The solution is to add an attribute aligned;
he's sent a patch to Linus already.

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