Re: [PATCH] Introduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 08:49:40 EST

> > > 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.

People fixed that up
> > > 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?

For the parts used by the processors in question yes people have done
that work so using the types without unaligned.

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