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    SubjectRe: Memory corruption due to word sharing
    Hi,

    On Thu, 2 Feb 2012, Aldy Hernandez wrote:

    > > Seriously - is there any real argument *against* just using the base
    > > type as a hint for access size?
    >
    > If I'm on the hook for attempting to fix this again, I'd also like to
    > know if there are any arguments against using the base type.

    Sure. Simplest example: struct s {int i:24;} __attribute__((packed)).

    You must access only three bytes, no matter what. The basetype (int) is
    four bytes.


    Ciao,
    Michael.


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