Subject: Re: ancillary data alignment and binary backward compatibility
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2000 08:32:03
> 	are you suggesting to have different CMSG_ALIGN (= have different
> 	ALIGNBYTES) for use in the kernel, based on binary emulation
> modes?

That's one possibility, probably the most sane.  (you don't want to
change the existing value for the sparc, because of binary
compatibility, and if sparc64's different, that's probably for a good reason.

> 	I'm not sure if this is possible for the kernel side to dance like
> 	this...

the kernel is just software.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.