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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 4/7] Copy struct inotify_event entries to avoid alignment problems

On 04/03/2013 09:06 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com>
> When reading the inotify FD, we get back a sequence of
> struct inotify_event, each with variable length data following.
> It is not safe to simply cast from the char *buf to the
> struct inotify_event struct since this may violate data
> alignment rules. Thus we must copy from the char *buf
> into the struct inotify_event instance before accessing
> the data.
> uml/uml_driver.c: In function 'umlInotifyEvent':
> uml/uml_driver.c:327:13: warning: cast increases required alignment of target type [-Wcast-align]
>          e = (struct inotify_event *)tmp;
> Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
> ---
>  src/uml/uml_driver.c | 22 +++++++++++-----------
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)


Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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