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Re: [PATCH] i386: Increase MALLOC_ALIGNMENT to 16 [BZ #21120]

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:55 AM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
> On 06/29/2017 01:30 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> GCC 7 changed the definition of max_align_t on i386:
>> As a result, glibc malloc no longer returns memory blocks which are as
>> aligned as max_align_t requires.
>> This causes malloc/tst-malloc-thread-fail to fail with an error like this
>> one:
>> error: allocation function 0, size 144 not aligned to 16
>> This patch increases the malloc alignment to 16 for i386.
>> Tested on i386 with GCC 7 and on x86-64.  OK for master?
>> H.J.
>> ---
>>       [BZ #21120]
>>       * sysdeps/generic/malloc-alignment.h: New file.
>>       * sysdeps/i386/malloc-alignment.h: Likewise.
>>       * sysdeps/generic/malloc-machine.h: Include <malloc-alignment.h>.
> Please use malloc-machine.h which was the previous header that provided
> machine-dependent malloc definitions. That way we remain consistent across
> releases and make it easier to backport such changes without adding a new
> header.

It won't work too well for Hurd since we have


What will Hurd/i386 get?   malloc-alignment.h handles it automatically.

> OK with that change.
> --
> Cheers,
> Carlos.


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