path: root/arch
diff options
authorArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>2007-07-15 23:41:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-07-16 09:05:48 -0700
commit4b7775870b69129e640ed583c9b362d5cd66159d (patch)
tree3634c3fb91c927cfd9b4e5751e06463537849ce3 /arch
parent6d9525b52aecd11b14c4ec982add01c11157172f (diff)
Introduce compat_u64 and compat_s64 types
One common problem with 32 bit system call and ioctl emulation is the different alignment rules between i386 and 64 bit machines. A number of drivers work around this by marking the compat structures as 'attribute((packed))', which is not the right solution because it breaks all the non-x86 architectures that want to use the same compat code. Hopefully, this patch improves the situation, it introduces two new types, compat_u64 and compat_s64. These are defined on all architectures to have the same size and alignment as the 32 bit version of u64 and s64. Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Vasily Tarasov <vtaras@openvz.org> Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
0 files changed, 0 insertions, 0 deletions