Re: [PATCH] Introduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 08:44:16 EST

On Friday 15 une 2007 14:09, David Howells wrote:
> Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Why does it break them? It should just make them a little slower.
> Not all CPUs deliver recoverable misalignment exceptions.

These CPUs are too broken to run Linux then.

> > The network code requires unaligned accesses to work anyways so if your
> > architecture doesn't support them it is already remotely crashable.
> I thought we'd fixed all that.

Did you audit the complete network stack?

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