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    SubjectRe: [Patch 04/18] include/linux/logfs.h
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    On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 17:49 +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
    > > It would be better if GCC had a 'nopadding' attribute which gave us
    > > what we need without the _extra_ implications about alignment.
    >
    > That's impossible; removing the padding from a struct
    > _will_ make accesses to its members unaligned (think
    > about arrays of that struct).

    It _might_ make accesses to _some_ of its members unaligned.

    That's why I said 'without the __EXTRA__ implications about alignment'.

    Obviously the lack of padding has its own implications, but we don't
    necessarily need to assume that the struct may be at arbitrary
    locations.

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    dwmw2

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