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Date:   Sat, 11 Nov 2023 14:48:27 +0100
From:   Heinrich Schuchardt <>
To:     Robert Moore <>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <>
Cc:     Len Brown <>,,,,
        Heinrich Schuchardt <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] ACPI: XSDT: struct acpi_table_xsdt must be packed

According to the ACPI 6.5 specification the component Entry starts at
offset 36 in the XSDT table which is not a multiple of 8. Hence we must
mark the structure as packed.

We did not see an error due to the incorrect packing yet as in
acpi_tb_parse_root_table() we use ACPI_ADD_PTR() to find the address of

Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <>
 include/acpi/actbl.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/acpi/actbl.h b/include/acpi/actbl.h
index 451f6276da49..1a37ac378765 100644
--- a/include/acpi/actbl.h
+++ b/include/acpi/actbl.h
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@ struct acpi_table_rsdt {
 struct acpi_table_xsdt {
 	struct acpi_table_header header;	/* Common ACPI table header */
 	u64 table_offset_entry[1];	/* Array of pointers to ACPI tables */
+} __packed;
 #define ACPI_RSDT_ENTRY_SIZE        (sizeof (u32))
 #define ACPI_XSDT_ENTRY_SIZE        (sizeof (u64))

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