Re: [RFC] bpf.2: Use standard types and attributes

From: Joseph Myers
Date: Mon Apr 26 2021 - 13:26:26 EST

On Sat, 24 Apr 2021, Alejandro Colomar via Libc-alpha wrote:

> Some pages also document attributes, using GNU syntax
> '__attribute__((xxx))'. Update those to use the shorter and more
> portable C2x syntax, which hasn't been standardized yet, but is
> already implemented in GCC, and available through either --std=c2x
> or any of the --std=gnu... options.

If you mention alignment in the manpage at all, the same reasoning would
say you should use _Alignas(8) not [[gnu::aligned(8)]], in any context
where _Alignas is valid.

Joseph S. Myers