[uClinux-dev] Re: [PATCH] FLAT: allow arches to declare a larger alignment than the slab

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue May 25 15:50:34 EDT 2010


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 21:24, Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo.org> wrote:
> From: Jie Zhang <jie.zhang at analog.com>
>
> The recent commit 1f0ce8b3dd667dca7 which moved the ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN
> default into the global header inadvertently broke FLAT for a bunch of
> systems.  Blackfin systems now fail on any FLAT exec with:
> Unable to read code+data+bss, errno 14
> When your /init is a FLAT binary, obviously this can be annoying ;).
>
> This stems from the alignment usage in the FLAT loader.  The behavior
> before was that FLAT would default to ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN only if it was
> defined, and this was only defined by arches when they wanted a larger
> alignment value.  Otherwise it'd default to pointer alignment.  Arguably,
                                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
That would be __alignof__(void *)

> +#elif defined(ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN)
>  #define FLAT_DATA_ALIGN        (ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN)
>  #else
>  #define FLAT_DATA_ALIGN        (sizeof(void *))

Not sizeof(void *)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

						Geert

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