Subject: Re: file id alignment
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/30/2006 19:29:06
> > -	struct tmpfs_fid *tfhp;
> > +	struct tmpfs_fid tfh;

> you need to ensure that any padding bytes in tfh are properly
> initialized.

Why?  If they're padding bytes, by definition they do not belong to any
of the struct fields and anything depending on them is broken.  (I
don't think C promises that padding bytes are copied when you do a
struct assignment, for example.)

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