alignment faults in 3.6
eric.dumazet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 06:49:34 EDT 2012
On Thu, 2012-10-11 at 11:32 +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:22:06PM +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > I took a look, and I dont see why/how gcc could use a ldm instruction
> > Doing so assumed the alignment of the structure was 8 bytes, but its
> > not.
> > Networking stack mandates that IP headers are aligned on 4 bytes
> > boundaries, not 8 bytes.
> Err, no. ldm is "load multiple" not "load double". It loads multiple
> 32-bit registers, and its requirement for non-faulting behaviour is for
> the pointer to be 4 byte aligned. However, "load double" requires 8
> byte alignment.
So if you have an alignment fault, thats because IP header is not
aligned on 4 bytes ?
If so a driver is buggy and must be fixed.
Please send us full stack trace
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