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    SubjectRe: How to get aligned memory?
    On Thu, 30 Jul 1998, Inaky Perez Gonzalez wrote:

    >
    > Hi
    >
    > This is a so silly question I feel dumb for not having able to
    > find it myself ... how can I get aligned memory?
    >
    > The problem is I have this structure, 64 bits long which needs
    > to be aligned to 16 bytes (thx, Intel >:), but I cannot find my to do
    > it (except to allocate a lot until I get it aligned, which is quite
    > wasteful :).
    >
    This can be done in one line, with one pointer, but I will do it
    step-by-step....

    funny struct *bits;
    char *foo, *bar;
    foo = (char *) malloc(WHATEVER); /* Waste 16 bits */
    bar = foo;
    foo += 0x00000010;
    foo &= 0xfffffff0;
    bits = (funny struct *) foo;
    ........
    do stuff
    free(bar);


    Cheers,
    Dick Johnson
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