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SubjectRe: Oops with DCACHE_WORD_ACCESS and ocfs2, autofs4
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 23:38:51 -0700

> On 05/02/2012 10:57 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> There are multiple ways to fix this, including just marking that
>> unaligned word access as being able to take an exception, but I had
>> hoped to avoid having to do that. There are alternatives, like always
>> padding allocations up by 7 bytes, but those are nasty too. So I'd
>> like to understand what triggers this for Jana, it's possible we can
>> just work around that particular issue.
> Can we do the trick of aligning the pointer and ignoring the start?
> That would allow even architectures that don't have unaligned accesses
> to work, too.

Doing that would flub the hash computation.

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