Re: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels

H. Peter Anvin (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 23:18:09 -0800 (PST)

> As long as it was just a warning, not a crash, user programs wouldn't
> suffer to badly.
> And let me add my vote for more stringent alignment. If I'm writing
> something that I want to be portable, I'd gladly make use of any available
> alignment strictures.

Well, lets say one of the programs was a port of Quake to Linux and it
became unplayable because the kernel was eating the CPU time spewing
warnings. Not too clever. For user space, this should only be done
with explicit permission of the programmer.