Re: [patch] ext2_fill_super breakage

Nikita Danilov (Nikita@Namesys.COM)
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 17:51:56 +0300

Alexander Viro writes:
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Nikita Danilov wrote:
> > Explicit initialization always leaves room for some "pad" field inserted
> > by compiler for alignment to be left with garbage. This is more than
> > just annoyance when structure is something that will be written to the
> > disk. Reiserfs had such problems.
> If your structure will be written on disk you'd better have full control
> over alignment - otherwise you are risking incompatibilities between
> platforms and compiler versions.

Yes, but such experience frequently is only gained after format is
already carved in stone^Wdisk.


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