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Re: [RFH] Bug#454179: kdesvn killed by SIGBUS

On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 18:57 +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 07:25:35PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >However, since unaligned accesses often cause bus errors, too, my guess
> >is that it's quite a bit more likely for a SIGBUS to be caused by
> >programmer error than a corrupted binary...
> Yes, but i386 and amd64 don't require aligned accesses.

They do for some SSE instructions.  I don't know what the result of
using an unaligned address is though.


Ben Hutchings
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