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Subject[tip:x86/x32] x32: Fix alignment fail in struct compat_siginfo
Commit-ID:  31796ac4e8f0e88f5c10f1ad6dab8f19bebe44a4
Author: H. Peter Anvin <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:27:52 -0700
Committer: H. Peter Anvin <>
CommitDate: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:27:52 -0700

x32: Fix alignment fail in struct compat_siginfo

Adding struct _sigchld_x32 caused a misalignment cascade in struct
siginfo, because union _sifields is located on an 4-byte boundary
(8-byte misaligned.)

Adding new fields that are 8-byte aligned caused the intermediate
structures to also be aligned to 8 bytes, thereby adding padding in
unexpected places.

Thus, change s64 to compat_s64 here, which makes it "misaligned on
paper". In reality these fields *are* actually aligned (there are 3
preceeding ints outside the union and 3 inside struct _sigchld_x32),
but because of the intervening union and struct it is not possible for
gcc to avoid padding without breaking the ABI.

Reported-and-tested-by: H. J. Lu <>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <>
arch/x86/include/asm/ia32.h | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/ia32.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/ia32.h
index 7d0c185..ee52760 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/ia32.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/ia32.h
@@ -130,8 +130,8 @@ typedef struct compat_siginfo {
unsigned int _pid; /* which child */
unsigned int _uid; /* sender's uid */
int _status; /* exit code */
- s64 _utime;
- s64 _stime;
+ compat_s64 _utime;
+ compat_s64 _stime;
} _sigchld_x32;


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