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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.0-test9
Keith Owens wrote:
> >Put __attribute__ ((section (".data"))) into __tcp_clean_cacheline_pad
> >and it should do what you want.
> >
> >Heck, section ".bss" might give you the alignment without the allocation
> >but I'm not as confident about that.
>
> Call me mad but you could actually try this instead of guessing.

I just tried it with "gcc 2.96" (RedHat 7's edition) and that _does_
work. Good old egcs 1.1.2 gives the broken behaviour you describe.

int __attribute__ ((section (".data.init"))) x1;
int __attribute__ ((aligned (32), section (".data.init"))) x2;
int __attribute__ ((section (".data.init"))) x3 = 0;

$ gcc --version
2.96
$ as --version
GNU assembler 2.10.90
...
$ gcc -c test.c
$ objdump -h test.o
...
Idx Name Size VMA LMA File off Algn
0 .text 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
1 .data 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
2 .bss 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
ALLOC
3 .note 00000014 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**0
CONTENTS, READONLY
4 .data.init 00000024 00000000 00000000 00000060 2**5
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
5 .comment 00000029 00000000 00000000 00000084 2**0
CONTENTS, READONLY

Another one with .bss section gives a warning, but also works, even
preserving alignment in the .bss section:

int __attribute__ ((section (".bss"))) x1;
int __attribute__ ((aligned (32), section (".bss"))) x2;
int __attribute__ ((section (".bss"))) x3;

$ gcc test.c
/tmp/cc6KLZDY.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/cc6KLZDY.s:5: Warning: Ignoring incorrect section type for .bss
$ objdump -h test.o
...
Idx Name Size VMA LMA File off Algn
0 .text 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
1 .data 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000034 2**2
CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
2 .bss 00000028 00000000 00000000 00000040 2**5
ALLOC
3 .note 00000014 00000000 00000000 00000040 2**0
CONTENTS, READONLY
4 .comment 00000029 00000000 00000000 00000054 2**0
CONTENTS, READONLY

$ nm test.o
00000000 t gcc2_compiled.
00000000 B x1
00000020 B x2
00000024 B x3

enjoy,
-- Jamie
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