Subject: Re: Another ELF issue
To: None <Richard.Earnshaw@arm.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/13/2002 09:10:18
On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 03:51:50PM +0000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> Although not directly related to the stack-alignement issue (remember,
> stack is 8-byte aligned at entry to a function so that ldrd can be used if
> desired for the target machine), it is also suggested that malloc(3)
> behave similarly. In that way, when objects are known to be allocated
> from the heap, an ldrd/strd operation can be safely used.
> Does our Malloc do this?
Well, mallocs on the Alpha are certainly suitably aligned, so it's
possible, at least :-)
The minimum allocation size is currently 16 bytes, and it appears to
be a power-of-two allocator, so I think we're okay.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>