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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] delayacct: align to 8 byte boundary on 64-bit systems
    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:20:23 -0500
    Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com> wrote:

    > > Seems safe enough. We'd be safer still if we didn't do this on 64-bit
    > > architectures which don't need it. ie: x86_64. But if we do that we
    > > add a risk that people will develop shoddy code which works on x86_64
    > > and doesn't work on ia64.
    >
    > Is there a way to do that without needlessly complicating things? I
    > didn't see any existing infrastructure to do that.

    ifdefs? I don't think it's worth doing, really. Probably anyone who
    wrote an application for this copied the getdelays.c code anyway.


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