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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] jump label: update for .39
On Thu, 2011-03-10 at 10:47 -0800, David Daney wrote:

> The alignment requested by the assembler will have to satisfy *all* the
> requested alignments, so manually forcing everything to .align 8 (or
> .align 4 for 32-bit) should ensure that the linker doesn't put in any holes.

I would agree with the assessment although, I don't know that it is
documented anywhere that this is what happens. As the previous "bug"
with the trace_events was solved by me adding .align(4) everywhere, I
would think that .align(sizeof(long)) would work here too.

It may be a good ideal to force this alignment, and not add wasted
space. If anything, if this (hypothetical) bug appears, it will most
likely show up as a crash on boot up. I'm not too concerned about it.

-- Steve

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