Re: [PATCH] Introduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 08:54:47 EST

On Friday 15 June 2007 14:54:20 Alan Cox wrote:

> > > > 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

That means? They're expected to run only a subset of the network stack?
Is that expressed in Kconfig? Is it documented that the rest is dangerous?

> people have done
> that work so using the types without unaligned.

Very brave; we're talking about around half a million lines
of non trivial source code here.


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