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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Unaligned accesses in the ethernet bridge
On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 01:06:02PM +1100, Peter Chubb wrote:
>
> I see lots of
> kernel unaligned access to 0xa0000001009dbb6f, ip=0xa000000100811591
> kernel unaligned access to 0xa0000001009dbb6b, ip=0xa0000001008115c1
> kernel unaligned access to 0xa0000001009dbb6d, ip=0xa0000001008115f1
> messages in my logs on IA64 when using the ethernet bridge with 2.6.16.
>
>
> Appended is a patch to fix them.


I see this patch already made it into 2.6.17-rc1.

It seems to be a candidate for 2.6.16.3, too?
If yes, please submit it to stable@kernel.org.


> Signed-off-by: Peter Chubb <peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au>
>
>
> net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c | 5 +++--
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> Index: linux-2.6-import/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6-import.orig/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c 2006-03-22 09:11:01.349886375 +1100
> +++ linux-2.6-import/net/bridge/br_stp_bpdu.c 2006-03-23 12:52:13.719239205 +1100
> @@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
> #include <linux/llc.h>
> #include <net/llc.h>
> #include <net/llc_pdu.h>
> +#include <asm/unaligned.h>
>
> #include "br_private.h"
> #include "br_private_stp.h"
> @@ -59,12 +60,12 @@ static inline void br_set_ticks(unsigned
> {
> unsigned long ticks = (STP_HZ * j)/ HZ;
>
> - *((__be16 *) dest) = htons(ticks);
> + put_unaligned(htons(ticks), (__be16 *)dest);
> }
>
> static inline int br_get_ticks(const unsigned char *src)
> {
> - unsigned long ticks = ntohs(*(__be16 *)src);
> + unsigned long ticks = ntohs(get_unaligned((__be16 *)src));
>
> return (ticks * HZ + STP_HZ - 1) / STP_HZ;
> }

cu
Adrian

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