Re: Got "unaligned access" messages executing some programs
>>>>> "Khalid" == Khalid Aziz <email@example.com> writes:
Khalid> On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 12:35 +0200, Alberto Brosich wrote:
>> I installed debian sarge ia64 on a HP i2000 workstation. It works
>> all fine but executing some programs I find many "unaligned access"
>> messages on console.
Khalid> This is a known issue and has been fixed in an NMU. Take a
Khalid> look at
Khalid> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=258839>. You
Khalid> can safely ignore these messages. What is happening is dosfsck
Khalid> accesses a word/long word on an unaligned boundary. This
Khalid> causes kernel to trap this access and emulate the unaligned
Khalid> access. dosfsck gets the data it wants but kernel complains
Khalid> about it. If the message bothers you, you can update to
Khalid> version 2.11-2.1.
More generally, take a look at
You can turn an unaligned into a SIGBUS to find the exact problem, or
just turn off the message.
Dr Peter Chubb http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au peterc AT gelato.unsw.edu.au
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