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


On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> 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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