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SubjectRe: drivers/block/ub.c
On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 03:22:08PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 17:18:57 -0400
> Scott Wood <> wrote:
> > As long as bar is not packed, why shouldn't the beginning of bar.b be
> > aligned?
> No! bar.b starts at offset 1 byte. That's how this stuff works.

That may be how it does work, but why is that how it *should* work?
If I want bar packed, I'll specify it as packed. There's no reason
to keep this behavior with a nopadding attribute, as it would be a
new attribute with no existing code to break.

The important thing is that the offsets within the packed/nopadding
struct are exactly as specified, and padding the first element
doesn't change that.

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