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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/10] Change table chaining layout


    On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
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    > Why can't we just make the list one item longer than the entry count and
    > stick a NULL on the end of it like normal people ? Then you need one bit
    > which ought to be safe for everyone (and if the bit is a macro any CPU
    > warped enough to have byte alignment is surely going to have top bits
    > spare...)

    Well, quite frankly, equally easy is to just add a

    __attribute__((aligned(4)))

    or whatever the gcc syntax for that is today.. That guarantees that gcc
    lays things out properly.

    Linus
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