Re: [RFC][PATCH] A generic boolean

From: Jes Sorensen
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 12:24:31 EST

Andreas Schwab wrote:
Jes Sorensen <jes@xxxxxxx> writes:

We know that today long is the only one that differs and that
m68k has horrible natural alignment rules for historical reasons, but
besides that it's pretty sane.

Try determining the alignment of u64 on i386. You will be surprised.

If thats the case, then thats really scary :-( I'd claim it's a bug and
I am willing to be that iptables isn't the only place that is affected
or will be in the future.

Would a fix along the lines of this work?

typedef long long u64 __attribute__ ((aligned (8));

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