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Re: [Xen-devel] RFC: 32 bits as smallest atomic size.

To: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] RFC: 32 bits as smallest atomic size.
From: "Ronald G. Minnich" <rminnich@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:30:52 -0700 (MST)
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On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Jimi Xenidis wrote:

> We understand on x86 the use of the packed attribute has certain
> benefits, but in the common areas we believe that portability should
> be the primary concern in the common code.

I would actually like to see packed go away forever, as it is a headache 
for me each time I deal with changes. Plan 9 compilers don't like this 
type of thing. 


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