Subject: Re: arm26 toolchain issues
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/04/2000 18:34:14
> On 4 May 2000, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> > if arm26 is going to start out ELF, it should do so with the normal
> > alignment (really, structure padding) used by other arm systems.
> thorpej seemed to say that this would cause problems with some network
> protocols.  How true is this?  Assuming the long-term aim is to get arm32
> using the standard padding, testing it on arm26 first (where fewer people
> will mind) is a good idea.

Well the biggest culprit used to be the ethernet header code (a struct 
containing 6 octets that effectively assumed that sizeof would return 6).  
But that was fixed in February last year by the looks of things (by adding 
the "packed" attribute).  So maybe the hard work has already been done for 
the common cases: the only way to find out is to try it :-)