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Re: Changes to head.S

To: Rani Assaf <>
Subject: Re: Changes to head.S
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 22:56:31 +0100
In-reply-to: <>; from on Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 06:50:49PM +0100
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User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 06:50:49PM +0100, Rani Assaf wrote:

> /*
>  * Align to 8kb boundary for init_task_union which follows in the
>  * .text segment.
>  */
>               .text
>                 .align  13
> Any idea why they have been removed?

init_task_union lives in it's own section which has 8kB alignment.  So if
you're observing an alignment problem I suspect you're using a too old
egcs 1.1.2 variant.

> BTW,  print_memory_map()  (in  kernel.c)  now uses  long  long  format
> without casting (which obviously gives wrong numbers on 32bits archs).

Yes and we preferably want to get rid of long long anyway.


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