Re: NS83820 2.6.0-test5 driver seems unstable on IA64

From: Andreas Schwab <schwab_at_suse.de>
Date: 2003-09-24 05:09:47
"David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com> writes:

> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:54:50 +0200
> Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de> wrote:
>
>> Unaligned access are a BUG.
>
> Wrong, they've been allowed in the kernel networking from day
> one and there is nothing that can be done to avoid the cases
> for which they occur.

The compiler is allowed to take advantage that there are no unaligned
accesses.  You need to use compiler extensions (like attribute packed) to
stop it from doing this.

> Stop spreading fud.

Nothing like this.

Andreas.

-- 
Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, schwab@suse.de
SuSE Linux AG, Deutschherrnstr. 15-19, D-90429 Nürnberg
Key fingerprint = 58CA 54C7 6D53 942B 1756  01D3 44D5 214B 8276 4ED5
"And now for something completely different."
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ia64" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Received on Tue Sep 23 15:19:53 2003

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2005-08-02 09:20:17 EST