Re: "Unaligned access" on Alpha
On Sunday 29 February 2004 11:49 am, Steve Langasek wrote:
> As of Linux 2.6, unaligned memory access is no longer handled
> for you by the kernel on alpha. These will instead generate
> SIGBUS errors, just as they have forever on Linux sparc. Any
> such bugs should be fixed, therefore.
Yeeeouch...that's painful. Especially after I putzed around a
bit, and discovered that "incompatible pointer type" warnings
probably carry the same issue. :(
"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does
it still cost four figures to fix?"