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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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