Re: NS83820 2.6.0-test5 driver seems unstable on IA64

From: Andreas Schwab <>
Date: 2003-09-24 05:09:47
"David S. Miller" <> writes:

> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:54:50 +0200
> Andreas Schwab <> 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 Schwab, SuSE Labs,
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