RE: [PATCH v2 1/4] siphash: add cryptographically secure hashtable function
From: David Laight
Date: Thu Dec 15 2016 - 08:56:44 EST
From: Hannes Frederic Sowa
> Sent: 15 December 2016 12:50
> On 15.12.2016 13:28, David Laight wrote:
> > From: Hannes Frederic Sowa
> >> Sent: 15 December 2016 12:23
> > ...
> >> Hmm? Even the Intel ABI expects alignment of unsigned long long to be 8
> >> bytes on 32 bit. Do you question that?
> > Yes.
> > The linux ABI for x86 (32 bit) only requires 32bit alignment for u64 (etc).
> Hmm, u64 on 32 bit is unsigned long long and not unsigned long. Thus I
> am actually not sure if the ABI would say anything about that (sorry
> also for my wrong statement above).
> Alignment requirement of unsigned long long on gcc with -m32 actually
> seem to be 8.
It depends on the architecture.
For x86 it is definitely 4.
It might be 8 for sparc, ppc and/or alpha.