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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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