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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH V2 1/8] xen/mem_event: Cleanup of mem_event structures

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (re-adding xen-devel)
>>>> On 22.01.15 at 17:54, <tamas.lengyel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 5:34 PM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> On 22.01.15 at 17:23, <tamas.lengyel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Wouldn't making the
>>>> struct packed just take care of it automatically?
>>> How would you envision to do that without using compiler
>>> extensions?
>> My understanding of making the struct packed is that there is simply
>> no alignment and padding. Thus, it would look the same on 32-bit and
>> 64-bit as the size of each member is explicitly the same on each
>> architecture. Am I missing something here?
> But isn't that exactly what I suggested by adding explicit padding?
> If not, please give an example.
> Jan

Ack, I was thinking of using  __attribute__((packed)) but I see your
point now that that's a gcc extensions. So we are going to have to do
it by hand as you said.


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