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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/18 ver2] libosd: OSDv1 Headers
On Sun, 9 November 2008 16:52:36 +0200, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>
> +struct osdv1_cdb {
> + struct osd_cdb_head h;
> + u8 caps[OSDv1_CAP_LEN];
> + struct osd_security_parameters sec_params;
> +} __packed;

__packed can result in slow code being generated. But removing the
attribute can lead to bugs on other architectures. F.e. the size of
the structure below is different for i386 and x86_64.

struct foo {
u64 bar;
u32 baz;
};

My personal solution is to use this little macro and then just follow
every structure defition with a size check.

#define SIZE_CHECK(type, size) \
static inline void check_##type(void) \
{ \
BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(struct type) != (size)); \
}
...
struct foo {
u64 bar;
u32 baz;
};

SIZE_CHECK(foo, 12);

The above would not compile on x86_64 and clearly indicate a missing
__packed. In other cases the attribute can be removed.

Jörn

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