Bug 65833 - gcc does handles __attribute__ ((aligned (n))) differently than other gcc releases
gcc does handles __attribute__ ((aligned (n))) differently than other gcc rel...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-01 22:42 EDT by Joseph Kain
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Description Joseph Kain 2002-06-01 22:42:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
When compiled with egcs-1.1.2, gcc-2.95.3, and gcc-3.0 the program below outputs
16.  When compiled with gcc-2.96 from package gcc-2.96-110 the program outputs
12.  This makes object files compile with gcc-2.96 incompatible with object
files compiled with other versions of gcc.

#include <stdio.h>

typedef long long int aint __attribute__ ((aligned (8)));

struct s {
  int i;
  aint a;

main () {
  printf ("%d\n", sizeof (struct s));

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save program text to align.c
2. Run gcc -o align align.c
3. Run ./align

Actual Results:  The program printed out 12

Expected Results:  I expected the program to print out 16.

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2002-06-04 05:16:59 EDT
There is nothing that can be done about this at this point. Changing this would
mean binary incompatibility within 2.96-RH series, which I consider a worse thing.

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