Re: Unaligned access question

From: Andreas Schwab <>
Date: 2003-09-25 18:32:25
Martin Pool <> writes:

> On 25 Sep 2003, Ian Wienand <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This isn't directly related to kernel development, but I am a bit
>> stumped as to why my test program below causes an unaligned access
>> when 'i' is 7 (that is, when it tries to access across a 64 bit
>> boundary of 'array').  It's counter intuitive to me, I would have
>> expected it either fault on all loads (for every value of 'i') or to
>> have not faulted at all.
> I think adding
>   __attribute__ ((aligned (1))) 

You cannot decrease alignment with the aligned attribute, for that you
need the packed attribute.  This sets alignment to 1, which you can
increase again with the aligned attribute.


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