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Date:	Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:58:55 +0300
From:	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
To:	Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com>
Cc:	James Hogan <james.hogan@...tec.com>, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
	andreas.dilger@...el.com,
	Antonio Quartulli <antonio@...hcoding.com>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, bergwolf@...il.com,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, oleg.drokin@...el.com,
	jacques-charles.lafoucriere@....fr, jinshan.xiong@...el.com,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, linux-metag@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers: staging: lustre: lustre: include: add
 "__attribute__((packed))" for the related union

On Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:57:39PM +0800, Chen Gang wrote:
> It seems, our kernel still stick to treate 'pack' region have effect
> with both 'align' and 'sizeof'.
> 

It's not about packed regions.  It's about unions.  It's saying the
sizeof() a union is a multiple of 4 unless it's packed.

union foo {
	short x;
	short y;
};

The author intended the sizeof(union foo) to be 2 but on metag arch then
it is 4.

regards,
dan carpenter

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