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SubjectRe: Linux 3.3-rc4
Am Sonntag, den 19.02.2012, 10:45 -0800 schrieb Linus Torvalds:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 5:42 AM, Thomas Meyer <> wrote:
> >
> > 1.) autofs4 interface is broken between x86 and x86_64. as systemd uses autofs, this bug hangs the boot process as e.g. binfmt is mounted via autofs. see also
> Duh.
> That is just broken.
> The code even *talks* about how the packet layout is the same on
> 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and that's largely true.
> However, while true, x86-64 has 8-byte alignment for 'long', and
> x86-32 has 4-byte alignment. Which means that even though the
> structure layout is exactly the same, on x86-64 the *alignment* issue
> will push it out to 304 bytes.
> That's just stupid. We've had that problem before. It's easy to
> overlook, but that packet is just mis-designed.
> The attached patch isn't pretty, but this is definitely a kernel bug.
> Binary compatibility is *important*, dammit.
> Does this fix it?

yes, it does!


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