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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [20/45] x86_64: Use 8 byte stack alignment when possible
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 10:45:02PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> Kernel doesn't use SSE2, so it doesn't need 16 byte alignment. Also
> the stack can be already unaligned so letting the compiler align
> is useless. This may make some stack frames smaller.
> Only works with very recent gcc 4.3

My gcc 4.1.2 from Fedora 7 (with who knows what backported)
references this in its manpage. How was it broken before 4.3 ?
(I'm curious if I'll suddenly see not expected behaviour with
this change with that compiler).

Dave

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