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SubjectRe: problems with memory allocation and the alignment check
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On Mon, 2021-02-22 at 01:29 -0800, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 1:17 AM Michael J. Baars
> <mjbaars1977.gcc@cyberfiber.eu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just wrote this little program to demonstrate a possible flaw in both malloc and calloc.
> >
> > If I allocate a the simplest memory region from main(), one out of three optimization flags fail.
> > If I allocate the same region from a function, three out of three optimization flags fail.
> >
> > Does someone know if this really is a flaw, and if so, is it a gcc or a kernel flaw?
>
> There is no flaw. GCC (kernel, glibc) all assume unaligned accesses
> on x86 will not cause an exception.

Is this just an assumption or more like a fact? I agree with you that byte aligned is more or less the same as unaligned.

>
> Thanks,
> Andrew
>
> > Regards,
> > Mischa.

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