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SubjectRe: x86-64: Maintain 16-byte stack alignment
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 09:05:28AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> I'm pretty sure we have random asm code that may not maintain a
> 16-byte stack alignment when it calls other code (including, in some
> cases, calling C code).
>
> So I'm not at all convinced that this is a good idea. We shouldn't
> expect 16-byte alignment to be something trustworthy.

So what if we audited all the x86 assembly code to fix this? Would
it then be acceptable to do a 16-byte aligned stack?

On the face of it it doesn't seem to be a huge amount of code
assuming they mostly live under arch/x86.

Cheers,
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