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SubjectRe: Linux 3.3-rc4
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On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 12:02 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
> >
> > A real shame, this should have used "__aligned_u64" from the
> > beginning.
>
> I agree. Sadly, this is exactly the kind of thing that is *really*
> easy to overlook, and once it is overlooked we're screwed because
> fixing it just breaks the native 32-bit case.

It sure is.

There was a suggestion from the systemd folks to bump the kernel
protocol major version to 6 and add a packed structure for use with that
version and beyond. That's a bit ugly too but won't break things that
already work around it in user space for major version 5 and avoids.

I've not got around to checking if the patch works correctly and
finishing it.

Ian




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