Re: alignment errors on armel: what to do?
On 9/28/09, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <email@example.com> wrote:
> i just turned on warnings in an NSLU2 running squeeze (a buildd for me)
> and note alignment warnings from several processes:
> pdftex (reproducable with "aptitude reinstall texlive-base-bin")
> aptitude (also reproducable with "aptitude reinstall texlive-base-bin")
> apt-extracttemplates (reproducible with "apt-extracttemplates
> /var/cache/apt/archives/patchutils_0.3.1-2_armel.deb" or any .deb)
> grotty (reproducible with "man gpgv")
> gpgv (reproducible during "aptitude update", haven't narrowed it down
> /usr/lib/apt/methods/http (reproducible during "aptitude update", also
> haven't narrowed it further)
OK. I've added a section to http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiProblems
listing the affected programs (the above and a couple of others I've
My reason for doing this, instead of just filing bugs, is that while
you're chasing one down, others pop up, so this forms a kinds "todo"
list. The fixes are usually trivial when you find them: add
__attribute__((aligned(4))) to something.
Ideally I see the items in this getting annotated with the bug numbers
when they're filed and removed when they are resolved.
Does that sound like a reasonable way to tackle them?