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Date:	Sun, 3 Jul 2011 18:03:56 +0200
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	Chris Forbes <chrisf@....co.nz>
Cc:	Massimo Dal Zotto <dz@...ian.org>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers: char: i8k: Use __packed

On Sunday 03 July 2011 03:30:05 Chris Forbes wrote:
> diff --git a/drivers/char/i8k.c b/drivers/char/i8k.c
> index 6e40072..d9c93d4 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/i8k.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/i8k.c
> @@ -103,11 +103,11 @@ static const struct file_operations i8k_fops = {
>  
>  struct smm_regs {
>         unsigned int eax;
> -       unsigned int ebx __attribute__ ((packed));
> -       unsigned int ecx __attribute__ ((packed));
> -       unsigned int edx __attribute__ ((packed));
> -       unsigned int esi __attribute__ ((packed));
> -       unsigned int edi __attribute__ ((packed));
> +       unsigned int ebx __packed;
> +       unsigned int ecx __packed;
> +       unsigned int edx __packed;
> +       unsigned int esi __packed;
> +       unsigned int edi __packed;
>  };

The attribute is not useful at all here, because the structure is guaranteed
to be packed anyway. Better just remote the attributes without replacement.

	Arnd
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