Re: [Linux-ia64] Unaligned access in ia64

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Date: 2001-11-13 03:38:03

I should first point out that those were warnings, not errors.  Your
program should have executed properly, all be it a lot slower that if
it didn't do the unaligned accesses.

The simple answer is that all accesses should be to natively aligned
boundaries.  That means 2-byte shorts should be on 2-byte boundaries,
4-byte ints should be on 4-byte boundaries and so on.

Also, you should note that you are probably paying a performance
penality on your Intelx86 machine also, you just don't know about
it because the CPU doesn't even tell you when you make an unaligned

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 08:24:38AM -0800, Pereira, D LailaX E wrote:
> Hi 
> I have an application running fine on the Intelx86 machines. When I run the
> same on itanium machine ( linux OS) , I get the following  errors:
> stress.udp(16868):unaligned access  to 0x4000000000003541,
> ip=0x400000000001cfe0
> stress.udp(16868):unaligned access  to 0x4000000000003541,
> ip=0x400000000001c551
> What could be the possible causes for this? Can anyone please point out?
> what are the general cautions to be taken while porting applications to
> itanium? for eg any pointer conversions , int conversions etc 
> thanks
> d'laila 
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Received on Mon Nov 12 08:38:10 2001

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