alignment faults in 3.6

Ben Hutchings bhutchings at
Fri Oct 12 11:04:14 EDT 2012

On Fri, 2012-10-12 at 16:48 +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-10-12 at 10:22 -0400, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 02:08:12PM +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > > So yes, we built network stack with the prereq that IP headers are
> > > aligned, but unfortunately many developers use x86 which doesnt care, so
> > > its possible some bugs are added.
> > 
> > x86 does have an alignment check flag that can be set in the flags register.  
> > Somehow, I doubt anyone would be willing to walk through all the noise the 
> > faults would likely trigger.
> If this can be mapped to an event that can be used by perf tool, that
> might be useful ?

AC was so useless that it has now been reallocated to use by SMAP


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