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Date:	Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:31:57 -0400
From:	Eric Paris <>
Subject: [PATCH 04/20] fanotify: use __aligned_u64 in fanotify userspace

Currently the userspace struct exposed by fanotify uses
__attribute__((packed)) to make sure that alignment works on multiarch
platforms.  Since this causes a severe performance penalty on some
platforms we are going to switch to using explicit alignment notation on
the 64bit values so we don't have to use 'packed'

Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>

 include/linux/fanotify.h |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/fanotify.h b/include/linux/fanotify.h
index 2c89ce7..8a621c1 100644
--- a/include/linux/fanotify.h
+++ b/include/linux/fanotify.h
@@ -79,10 +79,10 @@
 struct fanotify_event_metadata {
 	__u32 event_len;
 	__u32 vers;
-	__u64 mask;
+	__aligned_u64 mask;
 	__s32 fd;
 	__s32 pid;
-} __attribute__ ((packed));
 struct fanotify_response {
 	__s32 fd;

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