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SubjectRe: Is -fno-strict-aliasing still needed?
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Horst von Brand <brand@jupiter.cs.uni-dortmund.de> writes:

|> Art Haas <ahaas@airmail.net> said:
|> > I ask because I've just built a kernel without using that flag -
|> > linus-2.5 BK from this morning, probably missing the 2.5.60 release by
|> > a few hours.
|>
|> The problem with strict aliasing is that it allows the compiler to assume
|> that in:
|>
|> void somefunc(int *foo, int *bar)
|>
|> foo and bar will _*never*_ point to the same memory area

This is wrong. Only if they are declared restrict.

Andreas.

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