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Re: Bug#988830: [pre-approval] unblock e2fsprogs [Was: Bug#987641: e2fsprogs: FTBFS on armel/armhf with a 64-bit kernel]

Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> (2021-05-20):
> The real world corner cases are if you are using a 32-bit arm binary
> on a 64-bit binary, and if you are using a sparc64 system (not an
> officially supported Debian arch).  I'm not sure if misaligned pointer
> accesses are allowed in arm-32 kernel code, but it's definitely not
> supported on sparc64, so there is also a kernel-side patch which
> needed for those platforms that will be in 5.13 (landing upstream in
> 2-3 weeks).

Alignment on arm is “fun”. Again, not an expert, but the summary here
matches my vague recollection:

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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