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Re: Implement mode_select for atapi tape drives - round 4

On Sun, 9 Aug 2009, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

Using structures to map hardware structures implicitly assumes knowledge
of the way compilers lay out structures - which may, or may not, be
guaranteed by the C standard.

in such a case I don't think we can allow the compiler to decide how to
lay out the structure.

Yes, that's true.

In this case, everything is defined as some number of uint8_t's any way, so setting __packed should not introduce any new inefficiency in access.

Or am I missing something more fundamental?

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