Subject: Re: `__attribute__ ((__aligned__))' has gotta go
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/25/1999 15:54:41
> > The largest alignment which is ever used would be page alignment, and
> > the SPARC V9 ELF ABI specifies that pages have a maximum 1MB alignment.
> > So this %$#%%$#% directive is causing my BSS segment to be 1MB aligned,
> > which I don't think is the desired effect.
> But that's not 2**16 which is what your dump of the object file reported.
> ... um ... never mind.

You're right.  That's what, 64KB?  That's the SPARC v8 ELF ABI page size.
Wonderful.  'Nother compiler bug.  At least it's not very important.

Eduardo Horvath
	"I need to find a pithy new quote." -- me