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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] net/socket: fix GCC8+ Wpacked-not-aligned warnings
From: Qian Cai <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:30:33 -0400

> There are a lot of those warnings with GCC8+ 64-bit,
> This is because the commit 20c9c825b12f ("[SCTP] Fix SCTP socket options
> to work with 32-bit apps on 64-bit kernels.") added "packed, aligned(4)"
> GCC attributes to some structures but one of the members, i.e, "struct
> sockaddr_storage" in those structures has the attribute,
> "aligned(__alignof__ (struct sockaddr *)" which is 8-byte on 64-bit
> systems, so the commit overwrites the designed alignments for
> "sockaddr_storage".
> To fix this, "struct sockaddr_storage" needs to be aligned to 4-byte as
> it is only used in those packed sctp structure which is part of UAPI,
> and "struct __kernel_sockaddr_storage" is used in some other
> places of UAPI that need not to change alignments in order to not
> breaking userspace.
> Use an implicit alignment for "struct __kernel_sockaddr_storage" so it
> can keep the same alignments as a member in both packed and un-packed
> structures without breaking UAPI.
> Suggested-by: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
> Signed-off-by: Qian Cai <>

Ok, this just changes how the alignment is declared from using the
aligned attribute to using a union member which requires the same


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